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Accelerating DER Policy with Allison Bates Wannop
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Accelerating DER Policy with Allison Bates Wannop

Policy royalty sat on the couch!

We’re back, this time with Allison Bates Wannop, DERTF’s policy lead! We cover an absolute ton of stuff in this one:

  • Allison's background and introduction, Mother's Day acknowledgments

  • Mary Powell's influence, DER advocacy, the significance of FERC v. EPSA in shaping energy policy

  • Favorite DER categories, Vermont initiatives, impact of extreme weather on policy, details about the Green Mountain Power programs

  • Differences between RTOs and ISOs, complexities in regulatory work, challenges with vertically integrated states

  • DER Task Force goals and approach, community-driven policy development, the impact of virtual meeting technology in policy advocacy

  • Role of trade associations and NGOs, gaps in current DER advocacy, examples of community collaboration innovative solutions

  • Load flexibility, redefining Virtual Power Plants (VPPs), DERs as non-wires alternatives, peaker plant replacements

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