Many local governments have set ambitious clean energy and climate goals. Distributed energy resources (DERs) – small-scale resources typically located on the distribution system, such as electric vehicles, energy storage, demand response, generators and more – will be a crucial part of meeting these goals. In 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2222, which requires regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) to open their markets to DER aggregations.

While FERC and regional grid operators are currently in the process of finalizing region-specific market rules to comply with the order (which will determine the extent of the market opportunities for DERs), this development can remove barriers to DER participation in wholesale electricity markets and accentuate the benefits of DERs for local governments – ultimately allowing them to increase revenue and bring more clean power to their residents.

Join World Resources Institute (WRI) on August 18 for a webinar on how local governments can benefit from DER aggregation opportunities enabled by FERC Order No. 2222. The event will highlight findings from new WRI research on how local governments can leverage DER aggregations to advance their clean energy and climate goals and will feature an expert panel discussion on the opportunities presented by this Order for local governments.


  • Alex Fisher, Policy Advisor, Department of Energy and Environment, Washington, D.C.
  • Emily Orvis, Senior Director of Energy Markets, Voltus, Inc.
  • Greg Geller, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel North America
  • Jennifer Chen, Senior Manager, Clean Energy, World Resources Institute
  • Katrina McLaughlin, Clean Energy Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Lori Bird, U.S. Energy Director and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy, World Resources Institute