Energy Management Webinar: Distributed Energy Resources and FERC Guidance with David Kathan

On March 8th, USEA's Energy Management webinar series hosted by USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), was joined by former Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) senior economist Dr. David Kathan. Dr. Kathan formerly worked in FERC's  Office of Energy Policy and Innovation  and currently serves as President of Kathan Energy Consulting, a boutique consulting firm focused on electric power issues, demand response, DER and grid modernization. Dr. Kathan retired from the Commission at the end of 2022 after 20 years at the Commission, where he was the project lead for numerous projects, including the Commission’s rulemaking proceeding on incorporating DER aggregation into the wholesale market that resulted in Order No. 2222 and the commission’s demand response report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.   

In the webinar, Dr. Kathan was joined by Jaime Alonso Marin of XM and Omar Guerra of NREL to discuss: 

+ XM's Current role with DER and Energy Transition in Colombia

+ Distributed Energy Resources Impacts to the Grid 

+ FERC Order 2222 and the future of DER regulation