MRC Advocacy

MRC Advocacy

Despite their many advantages, microgrids face significant barriers to widespread implementation. As a fundamental complication, microgrids face often-conflicting regulation at the federal, state and sometime local levels. The MRC focuses its efforts on intervening where issues of importance arise. Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond the Coalition seeks to promote industry growth by focusing on advocacy efforts related to microgrids, eliminating regulatory barriers, resiliency, and utility 2.0. 

MRC Priorities

State and Local Activities

PRESS RELEASE (Sacramento, CA) — In a letter sent to Governor Newsom and state leaders, a coalition ...
On April 30, 2020, the MRC authored a letter in support of Senator Stern's SB1215 bill, which will create ...
On April 27, 2020, the MRC submitted comments on Hawaiian Electric's Transmittal of a Draft Microgrid ...
On February 6, 2020, the MRC submitted reply comments to the California PUC in response to comments from ...
On January 30, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted comments on the Track 1 Microgrid and ...
On March 8, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted a memorandum in support of NY Assembly ...
On February 20, 2020, Senator Stern (D-CA) introduced Senate Bill 1215, which would establish the Local ...
On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Microgrid Resources Coalition participated in and presented at the ...
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the MRC submitted reply comments on Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding ...
On Monday, October 21, 2019, the MRC submitted comments on the Preliminary Scoping Memo issued as a part ...
On May 31, 2019, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) submitted its final report to the Public Service ...
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, MRC Board members Edward (Ted) Borer of Princeton University and Joan Kowal ...
On March 11, 2019,  the MRC submitted a supplemental reply brief to the Public Utilities Commission of ...
On February 8, 2019,  the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission ...
On November 20, 2017, the MRC responded to a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission seeking input ...
On November 13, 2017, the MRC filed comments to the Draft Roadmap for Commercializing Microgrids in California ...
On August 16, 2017, the MRC filed comments in response to the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01, ...
On April 10, 2017, the MRC filed comments in response to the Staff Report on DC Public Service Commission ...
On October 28, 2016, the MRC filed comments in response to Maryland's Notice of Public Conference In ...
On September 2, 2016, the MRC filed comments on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' ...

Federal Activities

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its ...
On June 22, 2018, the MRC filed comments in response to FERC's Notice of Technical Conference, dated ...
On May 9, 2018,  the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in connection with the Grid Resilience ...
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the seven RTOs and ISOs filed comments in response to FERC docket AD18-7-000 ...
On October 23, 2017, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in response to FERC’s Notice of ...
On February 28, 2017, the MRC filed comments on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fast-Start Pricing ...
On January 30, 2017, the MRC filed on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Electric Storage Participation ...
On June 30, 2016, the MRC filed comments on CAISO's Stakeholder Initiative to review transmission access ...
On April 25, 2016, the MRC filed comments and a motion to intervene in response to FERC's Notice of Inquiry ...
On March 25, 2016, the MRC filed a Motion to Intervene and Comments to California Independent System ...
On July 17, 2015, the MRC filed with the United States Supreme Court a  Brief as Amicus Curiae in Support ...
On June 30, 2016, the MRC filed comments on CAISO's Stakeholder Initiative to review transmission access ...
IDEA has submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Grid Resiliency Pricing ...
On February 13, 2015, the MRC submitted comments in response to PJM Interconnection, LLC's filing in ...

Recent Regulatory News

8/6/2020 5:39:27 PM
Summary On July 27, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission issued a notice seeking stakeholder ...
6/29/2020 12:07:01 PM
Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive Summary In 2018, with a nearly $5 million grant from the California ...
Jun 12, 2020 5:29 PM
PRESS RELEASE (Sacramento, CA) — In a letter sent to Governor Newsom and state leaders, a coalition ...
6/12/2020 5:20:28 PM
Colby Bermel, Politico Summary The Public Utilities Commission on Thursday unanimously approved ...
5/8/2020 3:53:03 PM
Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A microgrid tariff proposed by  Hawaiian Electric (HECO) ...

Questions? Just Ask.

Christopher Berendt

Partner, DBR

1 (202) 230-5426

C. Baird Brown

Principal, eco(n)law

1 (267) 231-2310