Chris Parent, Director, Market Development at ISO New England

On June 14, 2018, Boston Advanced Energy held its stakeholder breakfast at Holland & Knight. The event brought AEG’s stakeholder members together to discuss the topics of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization.

Chris Parent, Director of Market Development at ISO New England, presents the ISO’s recent work on the integration of demand response into the wholesale market in this episode of the AEG podcast. He highlights the ways in which markets are reflecting actions for energy efficiency and active demand response, as well as how behind-the-meter programs can address energy demand and reduce peaks. He explains that aggregation will enable distributed generation and storage technologies to participate more fully and economically in both wholesale and capacity markets. Parent closes with how FERC’s Order 841 influenced the NE ISO’s new and robust model to utilize and access battery storage and coordination with utilities within the region, and how well-developed requirements following the Commission’s open docket on distributed energy resources could move the ISO towards a more decentralized model.

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