Webinar: The Effects of 111(d) and Order 745 on DR & Smart Grid

Presented by the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid
July 8, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

During our Webinar, entitled “The Effects of 111(d) and Order 745 on DR & Smart Grid” on Tuesday, July 8 at 3pm ET, we heard from experts on what these two recent developments mean for our industry.

Webinar Description:  
A decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 23 nullified a FERC order (745) dealing with the payment of demand response resources in wholesale energy markets (Order 745). Order 745 required that when grid operators determine that demand response is cost-effective, DR resources must be compensated for the service they provide to the energy market at the market price for energy. In a split decision by a three-judge panel, the court ruled that with this order FERC had gone too far, encroaching on the jurisdiction of states on retail electricity markets.

Also, EPA recently released its draft proposal to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The regulations propose state-by-state goals for emissions reductions to be accomplished by 2030, and discuss a variety of options states can take to meet these goals, such as increasing power plant efficiency, switching from coal to natural gas, increasing renewable energy usage, and increasing end-use energy efficiency. Demand response and smart grid are not discussed in the draft regulations.

On this webinar, our experts dissected and discussed both developments, and explained what they mean for the DR and smart grid community.

Dan Delurey, Executive Director, Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS)
Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Smart Grid Solutions, Siemens
Aaron Breidenbaugh, Director, International Regulatory Affairs, EnerNOC
Allison Clements, Director of the Sustainable FERC Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

What you took away from this Webinar:

  • A better understanding of the recent court ruling on FERC Order 745 and what it means for the DR industry if it stands.
  • An explanation of the EPA’s draft regulations (111d) and how DR and smart grid will or will not factor into planning done to comply with the regulations once final.  
  • What the timelines and next steps are for each of those developments and what you can do participate in those steps.  

Webinar: “The Effects of 111(d) and Order 745 on DR & Smart Grid

Tuesday, July 8, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)


This Webinar was free to all participants and was sponsored by:

For more information: 
Jenny Senff, Manager, Programs and Outreach
[email protected]

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