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Attend the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance Hot Topic: Rate Design and Energy Storage

October 25, 2016Megan ButlerEvents, MESAComments Off on Attend the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance Hot Topic: Rate Design and Energy Storage


The Energy Transition Lab Invites You to Attend MESA’s Hot Topic: Rate Design and Energy Storage

You are invited to attend the Hot Topic discussion hosted by the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance (MESA) on rate design and Energy Storage. The discussion will feature a presentation by Chris Villarreal, Director of Policy for the Minnesota Public Utility Commission and Char of the NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design. Chris will talk about the final version of the NARUC Manual on Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Rate Design and Compensation, rate design, and the role of DER going forward including the relevance of rate design to energy storage applications.

This event is part of a series of Hot Topics on Storage hosted by MESA, where energy enthusiasts can indulge their inner energy geek and engage in an in-depth, informal conversation with experts.

Time and Place: This event will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday, November 9 at the University of Minnesota Law School Room 40. The Law School, Mondale Hall, is at 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55455.

Getting here:  We are located near the West Bank light rail stop on the Green Line.  From the stop, go up the stairs/elevator to 19th Avenue, turn right, and walk to the nearest building on your right, which is Mondale Hall. The University of Minnesota Law School is located on several Metro Transit bus routes including routes 23 7 and 22 as well as the University of Minnesota’s Campus Connector. By car, parking in pay lots at Mondale Hall is available at a variety of locations on the U of M West Bank campus including: Surface Lot C86, north of Mondale Hall, the 19th Ave. Ramp and the 21st Ave. Ramp.  

MESA will provide beverages and light refreshments. This event is free and open to all interested, so feel free to invite friends or colleagues

The event has been scheduled to complement the FERC Conference on Utilization in the Organizated Markets of Electric Storage Resources. More information on this event can be seen below:

FERC Conference: Utilization In the Organized Markets of Electric Storage Resources (Docket No. AD16-25-000) (Washington, DC)
Wed., Nov. 09, 2016 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (CDT)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC
The subject of the conference will be the utilization of electric storage resources as transmission assets compensated through transmission rates, for grid support services that are compensated in other ways, and for multiple services.
Those wishing to participate in this conference should submit a nomination form online by 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2016 at:
All interested persons may attend the conference, and registration is not required. However, in-person attendees are encouraged to register on-line at:
free live webcast is available for this meeting. All webcasts are archived for 3 months. 
Contact Rahim Amerkhail at (202) 502-8266,



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