The PRLC's mission is to promote the ability of electric customers
to respond to market signals through load reduction, curtailment,
fuel switching, generation, energy-efficiency, and other technologies.
The PRLC participates in relevant processes at the New York ISO,
PJM Interconnection and other regulatory and policy-making forums
in furtherance of its mission. PRLC attempts to advance its mission,
where possible, through collaboration and consensus building with
all participants in the Northeastern electricity markets.
The PRLC is represented at following committees and
working groups in PJM and NYISO.
- PJM Member’s Committee
- PJM Electricity Markets Committee
- PJM Demand Side Response Working Group
- PJM Market Implementation Working Group
- NYISO Management Committee
- NYISO Business Issues Committee
- NYISO Price Responsive Load Working Group
- NYISO Scheduling and Pricing (or affiliated group)
The PRLC’s goals include:
- Increasing Customer Choice -
Providing all end-use electric customers with a meaningful opportunity
to respond to the market prices of energy, capacity, and ancillary
- Enhancing System Reliability
- Providing equitable opportunities for energy users to realize
the true benefits of reduced consumption, recognizing not only
the appropriate value for energy not consumed, but the value of
their reduced consumption in enhancing the reliability of the
interconnected transmission and distribution system.
- Lowering Market Barriers –
Reducing barriers to the development, construction, interconnection,
and operation of distributed generation facilities and other demand-side
resources that have the effect of reducing load, particularly
during peak periods.
- Receiving Equal Treatment - Ensuring
that demand-side and distributed resources have a comparable opportunity
to participate in markets alongside traditional generation facilities.
- Developing Liquid Markets - Encouraging
the development of robust, liquid markets for demand-side participation
in New York’s energy, capacity, and ancillary service markets.
- Capturing Benefits - Ensuring
that all of the benefits of distributed and demand-side resources
are appropriately considered and captured by those resources.
- Lowering Reserve Margins –
Installed reserve margin requirements should appropriately reflect
the contribution of reliable reductions in peak load and peak
load reduction programs should receive adequate credit in the
market for installed capacity.