PA Solar Center Oct. 14 Webinar - FERC Rule To Increase Electric Competition With Rooftop Solar Energy; PA SolarCorps; Lehigh Valley Awards Program Oct. 27

The PA Solar Center will host another of its Watts & Learn Webinar programs October 14 on FERC Rule 222 To Increase Electric Competition With Rooftop Solar Energy from Noon to 1:15 p.m.

The PA Solar Center is teaming up with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to explore how distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, energy storage, energy efficiency, and EVs can now compete with the big guys in the energy market.

FERC Order No. 2222 will help usher in the electric grid of the future and promote competition in electric markets by removing the barriers preventing DERs from competing on a level playing field in the organized energy markets run by regional grid operators.

This rule enables DERs to participate alongside traditional resources in the regional organized wholesale markets through aggregations, opening U.S. organized wholesale markets to new sources of energy and grid services.

It will help provide a variety of benefits including: lower costs for consumers through enhanced competition, more grid flexibility and resilience, and more innovation within the electric power industry.

We will also be joined by FERC's Office of Public Participation to learn how you can get your voice heard at this large, and important, federal institution. The OPP is a newly created office at FERC with a mission to empower, promote, and support public voices at FERC.

The presenters will include--

-- Nicole Sitaraman, Deputy Director, Office of Public Participation, FERC

-- David Kathan, Senior Economist, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, FERC

Click Here to register for this program.

Be Part Of PA Solar Corps

The PA Solar Center is excited to offer a volunteer initiative to help map the solar potential of our GET Solar Communities.

After we select communities to participate in the GET Solar Communities program (the application process is now open), we will call on our PA SolarCorps volunteers to help us map the solar potential of non-residential properties in the selected communities in 2-3 hour virtual mapping marathons.

Each volunteer will be assigned quadrants of the community and then estimate the solar potential of the properties in their assigned section using an online software called PV Watts.

Click Here for more information on how to volunteer.

Upcoming Awards Program

The PA Solar Center will host another online awards program on October 27 to recognize solar energy leaders in the Lehigh Valley.

Click Here to register and for more information.

The Pennsylvania Solar Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit effort to raise the awareness of the benefits of solar energy in Pennsylvania. Click Here to sign up for regular updates.

[Posted: September 30, 2022]


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