December 1, 2023

Ancillary Services

PJM MRC/MC Briefs: Nov. 15, 2023
The PJM Markets and Reliability Committee endorsed new generation winterization requirements, followed by the Members Committee approving three changes to the stakeholder process.
NYISO: Costs of Mitigation Tool Bug Negligible

NYISO said a market software problem identified this year in the day-ahead and real-time ancillary services markets had a negligible financial impact and did not result in any market manipulation.

Big River Steel
IMM Presses MISO for New Rules After DR Market Gaming
MISO’s Independent Market Monitor suggests demand response offer floors and attestations of expected levels of energy consumption in the wake of a steel mill’s gaming of the demand response market.
Renewable Thermal Storage Could Zero out Industrial Heat Emissions
Thermal energy storage powered by renewables could be a flexible, cost-effective way to decarbonize heavy industry in the U.S., according to a new report from the Renewable Thermal Collaborative and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
NextEra Energy
Groups Seek Hybrid Exemption from MISO Ban on Renewables Supplying Ramping
Clean energy groups in MISO have told FERC it should rethink its support of a ban on renewable energy in MISO’s ancillary service market because the commission didn’t consider hybrid resources.
Solar Energy Industries Association
FERC Blocks Solar Group’s Contest of MISO Ban on Renewable Ancillary Services
FERC ruled it’s appropriate for MISO to continue to preclude renewable resources from providing ancillary services in its markets, countering a solar trade group’s complaint.
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FERC: MISO Can Ban Intermittent Resources from Providing Ramp
MISO has FERC’s go-ahead to bar its renewable energy resources from supplying ramping reserves.
Broad Reach Power
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Aug. 22, 2023
ERCOT stakeholders endorsed the charter and leadership for a task force that will report to the Technical Advisory Committee and provide recommendations on real-time co-optimization and energy storage resources’ state of charge.
Big River Steel
FERC OKs $21M Settlement in Arkansas Steel Mill’s DR Scheme in MISO
FERC has approved a $21 million settlement over an Arkansas steel mill’s yearslong failure to reduce load as a registered demand response resource in MISO.
PJM MIC Briefs: Aug. 9, 2023
PJM's Market Implementation Committee endorsed one of several packages to create new rules for generators with co-located load and rejected four proposals revising how generators providing reactive power service are compensated.

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