Statement on FERC DER Ruling

Durham, N.C. – September 17, 2020 – Modern Energy is delighted to see FERC finalize the rules to remove barriers for the participation of distributed energy resources (DERs) in wholesale markets. This ruling enables DERs to compete with traditional resources to provide energy, ancillary services, and capacity and is a huge win for consumers. We urge all stakeholders-including RTOs/ISOs and states-to implement the requirements in the rule to fully realize the benefits of DERs. These benefits include increased competition, lower rates, and greater grid reliability. This FERC ruling is an important step to achieve a sustainable, affordable, and equitable electricity system.


About Modern Energy

Modern Energy is a holding company for clean energy businesses leading the transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Modern Energy partners with clean energy business leaders to scale innovations in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and storage. The firm has offices in Durham, N.C. and Sao Paulo, Brazil and operations spanning three continents. Modern Energy is a certified B-Corp with a mission to assure sustainable, reliable, affordable energy for all. For more information, please visit

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