FERC’s Orders Require Important Changes in the Energy Market that Will Help States’ Transition to a Cleaner Power System and Benefit Consumers
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently joined five other attorneys general and the California Air Resources Board in urging a federal appeals court to uphold orders by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The orders will allow energy storage resources to fully participate and compete in the wholesale energy market, aiding states in their transitions to cleaner, more reliable and more resilient power systems.
“By facilitating the transition to cleaner energy, storage resources can help us address the climate crisis and improve air quality,” said Nessel. “For this reason, I have joined with my colleagues and the California Air Resources Board in filing this brief.”In Michigan, Consumers Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) includes a reliance on battery storage to help integrate renewable power. By counting on an increase in this battery storage, Consumers Energy’s IRP should eliminate coal-fired power plants entirely by 2040 and reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 90 percent.More