New FERC Order Opens Electricity Markets to Customer-Sited Power Generation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has moved to expand markets by allowing distributed energy resources — including power generation sited at manufacturer facilities — to compete for revenue with traditional power plants.

Under the FERC Order 2222, manufacturers and other distributed energy operators would be able to sell electricity directly into wholesale electricity markets. But Ohio’s legislature is considering legislation that could give electric utilities new powers to stifle this emerging, competitive market.

Learn more about the new FERC order and the legislative threats to competition in this memo from Runnerstone, the OMA’s energy engineering team. 10/10/2022