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

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 ...
Summary Overview of MRC activities to support and streamline microgrid project development & ...
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 ...
Rob Thornton, IDEA Source: San Francisco Chronicle Summary Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle ...
On Monday, October 21, 2019, the MRC submitted comments on the Preliminary Scoping Memo issued as a part ...
Track: Microgrids for Enhanced Resiliency Workshop Speaker Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding ...
Summary Utility regulators in Washington, D.C. launched the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for ...
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 ...
Session: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference ...
On February 8, 2019,  the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission ...
On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its ...
Michael Brooks, RTO Insider FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur addresses the Microgrid 2.0 conference ...
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 ...

Federal Activities

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 ...
Summary Overview of MRC activities to support and streamline microgrid project development & ...
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 ...
Rob Thornton, IDEA Source: San Francisco Chronicle Summary Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle ...
On Monday, October 21, 2019, the MRC submitted comments on the Preliminary Scoping Memo issued as a part ...
Track: Microgrids for Enhanced Resiliency Workshop Speaker Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding ...
Summary Utility regulators in Washington, D.C. launched the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for ...
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 ...
Session: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference ...
On February 8, 2019,  the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission ...
On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its ...
Michael Brooks, RTO Insider FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur addresses the Microgrid 2.0 conference ...
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 ...
Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law Chris Berendt, Drinker Biddle & Reath Tom Nyquist, Princeton University ...
On November 20, 2017, the MRC responded to a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission seeking input ...
On October 23, 2017, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in response to FERC’s Notice of ...
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 ...

Recent Regulatory News

Mar 25, 2020 3:13 PM
On March 16, 2020, Southern California Edison Company submitted a motion to supplement their January ...
Mar 19, 2020 10:07 AM
On March 8, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted a memorandum in support of NY Assembly ...
3/5/2020 11:34:43 AM
Balkan Green Energy News Summary New combined heat and power (CHP) plant Toplana Zenica, expected ...
Feb 25, 2020 3:13 AM
On February 20, 2020, Senator Stern (D-CA) introduced Senate Bill 1215, which would establish the Local ...
2/19/2020 5:05:08 PM
Eurostat Summary In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating ...

Questions? Just Ask.

Christopher Berendt

Partner, DBR

1 (202) 230-5426

C. Baird Brown

Principal, eco(n)law

1 (267) 231-2310