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Distributed Energy Resources (DER) - FERC Order 2222 Compliance (fka IR070) MSC-2019-2

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This issue tracks MISO's compliance filing for FERC Order 2222.

The integration of a high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources has potential many needs to be explored, including:

Reliability

  • Coordination with Distribution Operators for mutual reliability needs
  • Coordination of trip and ride through capabilities

Planning

  • More accurate forecast of growth by location and visibility into drivers of changing load shapes
  • Better modeling of reliability impacts are needed

Resource Adequacy

  • Participation rules
  • Measurement and verification

Markets

  • Approaches to aggregation and representation in MISO models
  • New products
  • New resource types
  • New settlement rules
  • New communication tool

(Issue number formerly IR070)

Phase

FERC

Next Update

Status

Active

MISO Roadmap

MR

Updates

07/08/2022

MISO submitted an answer in response to the comments and protests filed regarding MISO’s Order 2222 Compliance.

04/21/2022

The proposal to extend the Task Force one year beyond the sunset date was presented to the Market Subcommittee. The proposal will now be presented at the next Steering Committee for consideration.

04/14/2022

MISO submitted compliance for Order No. 2222 Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

03/17/2022

A written proposal regarding the extension of the Task Force was discussed. The proposal includes topics still to be addressed by the group. The proposal will be submitted to the MSC and then the SC. Tariff language redlines were reviewed. A feedback request was opened until March 21. An alternative operations coordination model was presented by the EDCs. The alternative model would separate the Dispatch Agent role from the Market Agent role. Stakeholders were encouraged to provide feedback with the open Tariff request. Compliance filing is on target for April 18.

03/10/2022

MISO provided an update to the Market Subcommittee regarding the compliance plan filing due April 18. The future of the DERTF was discussed. The DER Task Force Chair suggested that at its next meeting the Task Force should complete the requirements per the Stakeholder Governance Guide (Section 5.4) and provide a proposal to the MSC in April. The proposal would include the voting results and a list of suggested future work for the Task Force to consider. The MSC would then provide the proposal to the Steering Committee in May.

02/10/2022

MISO discussed the implementation timeline. Considering system enhancements that are currently in the works and down the pipeline, MISO anticipates completing all improvements by 2029. Registration would be available late in 2029 and market participation would begin in Q1 2030. There was a motion to continue the Task Force. E mail ballots are due February 17. MISO reviewed Tariff redlines for Modules A, B, C and E1.

02/07/2022

MISO, on behalf of the ISO-RTO Council (“IRC”), submitted an Answer to the Petition of Voltus, Inc. for a Technical Conference Regarding Order No. 2222 Compliance Proposals.

02/03/2022

MISO submitted a status report on the stakeholder process schedule in compliance for Order No. 2222 Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

01/27/2022

During the MSC, stakeholder were encouraged to follow the DERTF for Tariff language review and Order 2222 filing updates. MISO provided its proposal on the future of the DERTF.

01/13/2022

MISO presented its proposal for the future of the DERTF. A feedback request was opened with specific questions in mind. Topics also on the agenda included Load Calculation with DEAR, and Use Case Chestnut. Chestnut is Injection plus Storage Resources. Several areas of draft Tariff Language were presented for stakeholder review and comment.

11/29/2021

There was a preliminary discussion regarding the continuance of the Task Force or possibility of moving to a Task Team. More information will be shared in January. Draft tariff redlines were presented and opened for feedback. A RERRA and EDC workshop has also been scheduled for January 18, 2022.

11/05/2021

MISO submitted a status report on the stakeholder process schedule in compliance for Order No. 2222 Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

11/01/2021

MISO provided an updated Compliance Framework. Topics included a recommendation from the IPWG regarding interconnection, capacity accreditation, measurement and Verification protocols, the registration process for EDR/DRR enrollments and Operations Coordination. There were also presentations regarding dispute resolution and future process and software enhancements. Retail/Wholesale Dual Participation and avoiding double counting was demonstrated in the Use Case examples.

10/04/2021

MISO discussed an updated iteration of the Compliance Framework. Baseline methodologies, Operational Forecasting, Resource Adequacy, Operations/Outage Coordination were included in the discussion. New Use Cases were presented.

09/02/2021

During the MSC, MISO provided an update on activities at the DERTF and reviewed feedback. A summary of recommendations being discussed at the DERTF was shared and feedback requested on those recommendations. Feedback is due September 15.

08/30/2021

MISO continued to review the draft framework and discussed modification of resources in an Aggregation. Stakeholder feedback was requested on aligning aggregation changes to topology model updates. A presentation was provided on four Use Case scenarios. Stakeholders were invited submit comments on the presented Use Cases and to suggest other Use Cases for MISO to review. Discussions will continue at the IPWG, RASC and RSC.

08/09/2021

MISO submitted a status report on the stakeholder process schedule in compliance for Order 2222.

08/02/2021

MISO presented Iteration 2 of the Order 2222 Compliance Framework. Feedback was requested on several specific items. The DERTF will review and respond to feedback at the August 30 DERTF.

06/17/2021

The Commission issued Order 2222-B, addressing arguments raised on rehearing, setting aside in part, and clarifying in part Order 2222-A.

06/07/2021

MISO presented a first iterations of the Order 2222 Compliance Framework. Feedback was requested on the framework as a whole and several specific items. Advance Energy Economy presented on Use Cases. The July DERTF has been canceled. A RERRA meeting is scheduled on July 28. The DERTF will review and respond to feedback at the August DERTF.

05/10/2021

The DERTF discussed current data requirements and reviewed feedback on size requirements and participation. Voltus presented a straw proposal. Stakeholders should note changes to the June, July and August meetings. MISO Submitted an Informational filing containing a detailed stakeholder process schedule in compliance.

04/30/2021

MISO submitted comments regarding the Commission's March 18 order addressing arguments raised on rehearing for Order No. 2222-A Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

04/12/2021

MISO moved the timeline back to reflect FERC accepting filing delay. Ben Sloan, OMS presented on historic filings. The DERTF discussed a brief overview of Regulatory, Transmission and Distribution roles. Betty Watson, AEMA presented a straw proposal. Other topics included requirements for Aggregations to participate and size requirements. A feedback request was opened for these.

04/09/2021

FERC approved the request for extension to file compliance for Order No. 2222 Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

03/18/2021

Order 2222-A - FERC clarified demand response that is part of a heterogenous supply group of DERs CAN participate as a DER aggregation. An aggregation of DERs that includes demand response resources can participate in the RTO market even in states with a 719 opt out so long as the aggregation contains at least one other resource type eligible for DER participation.

03/11/2021

Reviewed evaluation criteria and draft evaluation results to date at the Market Subcommittee (MSC). Feedback request extended to MSC.

03/08/2021

Reviewed initial recommendations for Evaluation Framework at the DERTF. Feedback requested and due March 22.

02/17/2021

MISO submitted a motion for a limited extension of time to file in compliance regarding Order No. 2222 Participation of Distributed Energy Resources Aggregations in Markets Operated by RTO and ISO.

02/01/2021

MISO reviewed the workplan prioritization. This calendar was established with the July 19 filing in mind and does not incorporate an extension at this time. MISO reviewed stakeholder feedback and discussed evaluation questions. Additional guidance provided considerations that should be used in the development of a solution. A list of topics was shared, including data requirements, performance testing, and measurement and verification.

01/04/2021

Discussions began at newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Task Force (DERTF). Compliance requirements of Order 2222 were discussed. The Guiding Principles and Evaluation Framework were presented. Feedback was requested and is due January 18.

12/03/2020

Stakeholders were encouraged to watch for information about upcoming meetings and how to participate in the newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Task Force (DERTF). The Task Force will meet monthly.

11/09/2020

The Steering Committee approved the formation of the Distributed Energy Resources Task Force (DERTF) at a special session on November 9. This Task Force will report to the Market Subcommittee.

11/05/2020

MISO introduced the issue and discussed it's response plan. A few high-level requirements were discussed. This Order crosses boundaries, therefore coordination among all MISO states will be important. Stakeholders can participate via Workshops that will be held between January and March as well as feedback requests. A compliance filing is due by July 19, 2021. A request to create a Task Force to work on this issue was submitted to the Steering Committee and discussed at the November 3 meeting. During the MSC a motion was made to recommend the formations of a Distributed Energy Resource Task Force (DERTF) reporting to the MSC. The motion passed with general consent. A special meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on November 9 to vote on the formation of this Task force.

10/08/2020

Brief update in the Market Subcommittee (MSC) Liaison report. Will primarily be discussed at the MSC but also other committees as necessary. Discussions will begin at the November MSC.

10/06/2020

The title has been altered to reflect the fact that this project will track MISO's compliance with FERC Order 2222. As such, the "proposed by" field has changed from MISO to FERC; priority has changed from "Medium" to "FERC"; Impact to TBD because it is to be determine whether changes will occur on legacy systems, the nGEM platform, or both; the timeline has been updated to reflect Evaluation in Q1 and an anticipated FERC Filing in late June 2021 with FERC continuing to review the filing during Q3 and Q4 2021.

09/17/2020

FERC Order 2222 issued and compliance filings are due on July 19, 2021.

06/09/2020

The DER Program and associated projects will build off of information presented in a whitepaper to be published in August 2020, which will present an assessment of visibility needs with increased Distributed Energy Resources, integration models for related communications, and potential options for communication platforms.

04/02/2020

Update provided to RSC on DER Program

11/04/2019

Voted Medium as part of the 2019 Integrated Roadmap prioritization process. The Frame phase has been extended through 2020 as well.

05/03/2019

Current phase corrected from Evaluate to Frame. (DERs) added to name of issue.

03/04/2019

Issue added to Issue Tracking Tool.