MRC OKs proposal for extra year in residential demand response M&V

The Market Reliability Committee on April 23 passed a proposed tariff revision about residential demand response measurement and verification. The proposal adds one year of transition to the tariff revisions that the MRC and MC endorsed in January.

The endorsed tariff revisions were updated to include an additional delivery year to the transition plan since the revisions may not become effective before the annual capacity auction.

PJM intends to bring the revision to the Members Committee for its May meeting. However, PJM’s actions are contingent on an expected decision from the Supreme Court on whether it will hear an appeal of a ruling that would restrict the role of demand response in regional power markets.

The revision would make measurement and verification for residential customers more consistent with that of commercial and industrial customers (for example, using real-time metering rather than historic load research).

The Members Committee originally endorsed the tariff revisions at its Jan. 22, 2015 meeting.

MRC Acts on Stakeholder Groups

The Markets and Reliability Committee met today and voted on the following:

  •  Approved the charter for the Tariff Harmonization Sr. Task Force
  • Approved putting the Regional Planning Process Senior Task Force on hiatus, pending future FERC action regarding Order 1000
  • Approved directing the Planning Committee to develop manual revisions while the Regional Planning Process Senior Task Force is on hiatus
  • Approved a proposed problem statement and issue charge by Calpine, regarding the need for more flexible market offers for physical generating resources. There was an educational session after the MRC meeting to explore this proposal further.