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Demand Response Aggregation

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A Commission order in Case U-18369 affirmed that Alternative Electric Suppliers (AESs) may offer demand response (DR) programs to their customers through a curtailment service provider (CSP). In Case No. U-18197, the Commission further clarified that an AES can use DR capacity resources from another AES’s customers to meet its forward capacity demonstration obligations under certain circumstances.

The November 21, 2018 Commission order in Case No. U-20348 seeks to examine any outstanding issues associated with demand response aggregation programs for customers who are served by an AES. The Commission has directed the Commission Staff to work with third party demand response aggregators, AESs, customers of AESs, regulated utilities, MISO and other stakeholders to determine issues related to who can bid aggregate DR into the wholesale markets, how to track DR resources, and how should DR be reported in terms of capacity demonstrations purposes.

Staff held a series of Stakeholder meetings to discuss these issues and filed a Staff Report presenting its findings to the docket in U-20348 on May 30, 2019. On August 8, 2019, the Commission issued a final order addressing the Staff Report and comments that were filed to the docket. 

On October 29, 2020, the Commission reopened U-20348 for the purpose of accepting comments and reviewing the current DR aggregation ban on the remaining MPSC-jurisdictional utility customers. As noted in the Order all interested parties may submit comments by November 30, 2020. Reply comments should be filed no later than December 14, 2020.

Please see the main Demand Response webpage for all future demand response updates, including demand response aggregation.

Demand Response Aggregation Meeting Documents

February 13, 2019

Agenda | Presentation | Skype Recording

March 12, 2019

Agenda | Presentation | Skype Recording

May 3, 2019

Agenda | Presentation | No Skype Recording Available


Demand Response Aggregation Orders and Documents 

October 29, 2020

Order in Case No. U-20348

August 8, 2019

Order in Case No. U-20348

June 7, 2019

Order in Case No. U-20348

May 30, 2019

Staff Report and Recommendations for Case No. U-20348

March 12, 2019

Stakeholder Feedback Request

February 13, 2019

Stakeholder Feedback Request 

March 29. 2016

Order in Case No. U-16020

September 15, 2017

Order in Case No. U-18369

November 21, 2018

Order in Case No. U-20348

Additional Documents

FERC Orders 719 and 745

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