ADER Pilot Approved

The ERCOT Board of Directors approved a new Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (ADER) Pilot Project for utilities and retail electric providers to support the exploration of the market and reliability impacts of aggregating small batteries and generators across a wide area to work together as a virtual power plant. This pilot project is ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission’s response to OBDRR 41, a proposed rule revision to ERCOT demand response rules that was filed by Tesla. Tesla withdrew the proposal following the approval of the pilot project.