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ARLINGTON, Va. – Last week, builders, designers, and regulators gathered on the prime flooring of Key Bridge Marriott, overlooking the D.C space throughout the Potomac River. Panels and shows dealt with a bit of little bit of power storage for cyber security

Members of the public are listening to the prime flooring of the Infocast Summit in March 6 at Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington | © RTO Insider

Hoecker, Demarest Proposes Interstate Tx Siting Bill

James Hoecker and William Demarest, Each Senior Advisors at Kansas City Regulation Agency Husch Blackwell, Propose a Excessive Degree Legislative Answer to the Convention

as well as the Pure Fuel Act gave the Fee a mandate to approve fuel tasks, however with various warnings and exceptions that they stated they might retain a state authority. Most importantly, FERC approval only applies to tasks that have a number of amenities. Intrastate transmission tasks, in contrast to the Intrastate fuel pipelines, stay the unique competence of states.

Hoecker, former chairman of FERC, said that demand for renewable assets is growing as states improve their portfolio targets. At the moment, the broadcasters have to get approval of the "diversity" of the regulatory businesses in every country where the tasks go, he stated. But "if the pace picks up inter-regional and multi-stage broadcasting modes, I think there will be an increasing steep limit on state authorities in this area."

The will to get to a cleaner era can be a very highly effective pressure in the transfer business Hoecker predicted. But and not using a good policy, "you could have made states essentially steam."

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James Hoecker (left) And William Demarest | © RTO Insider

Demarest handled this concern and noted his work with Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). When congressmen get to the course, they struggle to take political somewhat than economic options. They typically search for an answer and don’t want to be the greatest answer as a result of they confuse themselves to consider they will come back and handle it and modify it and fix what they never or not often do. “State Regulatory Authorities and Industry

According to their plans, FERC's rules convey the rules of the brokerage service, but each state's level of service would be regulated by each state. Nor would it eliminate or allow FERC to leave any state's right to refuse incumbent installations to build intrastat projects. These projects are also not subject to the "effective trading" standard, although they are still part of transnational trading

RTOs would continue their role as designers, but RTO sponsorship would not be necessary. "RTOs are, at least in my opinion, political critics that are often stakeholders," Demarest said

Impact of Order 841 on New York

New York is a highly desirable market for energy storage, but NYISO's proposed compliance with FERC 841 is related to somewhat, the speakers stated during the panel about the execution of the order.

From left to right: Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor of Moderator Rich Heidorn Jr., RTO Insider; Melissa Kemp, Cypress Creek's Renewable Energy Sources; Steve Wemple, Con Ed; and Ray Hohenstein, Fluence. | © RTO Insider

“When we think about what stores business practices… it's usually a need for capacity,” says Ray Hohenstein, market chief for storage developer Fluence. High-end corporations are retiring quicker due to the rising emission targets of the state. "New York is a state where if they get FERC 841 right there can be a lot of energy that makes money."

The State Public Service Commission has set a goal of 3 GW by 2030 and an intermediate goal of 1.5 GW by 2025.

Ray Hohenstein | © RTO Insider

In its order 841, NYISO introduced its software for conformity to supply 4 area for participation in storage assets: ISO-bound, fastened, ISO-binding, versatile, self-built, fastened and self-resilient. In ISO-bound modes, suppliers would go away NYISO to determine the optimum transmission occasions for his or her assets. With NYISO, the group targeted on what it referred to as "rules that are reluctant to the sovereignty of the state of payment."

Steve Wemple | © RTO Insider

Nevertheless, Steve Wemple's consolidated Edison was an optimistic view of NYISO's useful resource administration. ISO would take a look at the degree of the start-up charge and would wait and check out to find the proper charging and discharging pairs that meet the provider's financial wish… so I feel this is very constructive. ”

Hohenstein agreed. “In my opinion, payment administration is one of the key factors in releasing participation in wholesale markets in general. In fact, there is really a great development that you can use to… define the start and end of the download to ensure that you are available, for example, if you have to provide a high-end reliability service part of the day. That's why it gives you much more assurance. "

Melissa Kemp © RTO Insider

For example, he said that a resource could tell ISO that it will bid on the spectrum market, but it must be fully charged by 18:00.

Melissa Kemp, the political leader of Cypress Creek Renewables, was skeptical. “I think if it were something sophisticated, we wouldn't have any problems. I understand what they have said it is not so sophisticated and that it is more "We have to control what you do here" and that many ISO process stakeholders are concerned [who]. The ability to choose ISO to be controlled… but simply by turning the ability to control the property to ISO is a great concern and a kind of nonstarter. ”

Cybersecurity's" weakest link "

The panel in cyber security targeted on figuring out the handiest practices that audio system stated were not relevant to all country utilities.

From left to right: Moderator Michael F. Ahern from the Polytechnic of Worcester; Nick Wagner, President of NARUC and Board Member of Iowa Utilities; Ralph King, Director of EPRI's Cyber ​​Security Program; and Pennsylvania PUC Chairman Gladys Brown. | © RTO Insider

Amongst the panels was the board member of Iowa Utilities and chairman of the national regulatory committee, Nick Wagner, who stated that criminals or hateful overseas hackers are unlikely to be interested in incorporating rural, municipal cooperatives into his

Nick Wagner | © RTO Insider

When asked about NERC's Important Infrastructure Safety Requirements, Wagner stated: “I think these are important starting points. I may not be [think] that they should be a hard and fast rule that everyone should follow. One of the nice things … our network today is a conglomerate of very different systems, which in itself is inherently safe. So if a person accesses a single utility system, it does not necessarily mean that they can access all systems. …

”The federal government isn’t shifting at industrial velocity. And it will undoubtedly not go at the velocity of hackers. So from the standpoint of standards it is going to all the time be behind. And we would like the machines and our business and suppliers to transfer quicker and find a way to stay with the threats there, he stated.

Wagner stated business needs to give attention to coaching staff to determine hacking corporations. "Individuals are the weakest hyperlink," he stated. “We would like to admit it or not, we are the weakest link. … I've got way, when I get an e-mail from my family, I call them and say: "Lähettitkö this e-mail?" Because this is so sophisticated that these hackers are coming from. ”

Gladys Brown | © RTO Insider

Gladys Brown, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Fee, stated that it also applies to authorities regulatory businesses. The businesses have a wealth of data that hackers would really like to pay money for, he stated. Brown stated that regardless of his robust training, the NARUC steers, regardless that he has fallen to a phishing company when he responded to the e mail he thought as secretary to the State Cupboard. (Luckily, there was no hyperlink in the e mail handle.)

As a part of the Electric Power Research Institute training, the organization sends its own phishing e-mails to check its staff, stated Ralph King, director of cyber safety packages. And "should you click on a phishing e mail, you possibly can sit someplace high in the company."

But the king also warned that one in every of the auxiliaries he labored with went too far into his coaching. “They had to return it because all the employees, all external, removed them. And so they missed a lot of emails. ”

Ralph King © RTO Insider

The King also stated that many info network specialists assume that“ the largest menace over the subsequent 5 years is insider dangers. These could be harmful; they could be errors. “Noticing uncommon employee conduct – by logging into the system in the middle of the night time, logging on to techniques that they do not have the proper to use, and so forth. – is vital to preventing interference. He informed the story of another company with which he had an worker who seemed like "very strange conduct." And by actually looking for these things, we revealed a serious health problem they didn't know. So it's not always harmful; it could be other things. But whatever it is, you want to recognize it. "

" It may not affect the network or the system as a whole, but it can certainly affect you as individuals and be a real pain to deal with some of these things, "Wagner stated.