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PDR Registration Reviewed and Validated
August 26th, 2011 by Spence Gerber
Note: this is one in a series of posts chronicling the Olivine Power of Us™ PDR Proof of Concept.
Our PDR registration made it through the review process without being denied (although there was no reason to expect that could happen), and we were assigned a resource ID and the CAISO has delivered a partially complete Resource Data Template (RDT) for us to fill out and submit. Outside of validation rules that prevent an account from being simultaneously registered in more than one PDR, the possible reasons for denying a registration would be that the CAISO determines that there is an error in the registration detail. The denial function is used as a means to communicate to the DRP that corrections to the registration are being requested by the CAISO.
The review process took longer than the posted maximum of ten business days given that the process is new and an extra effort was made to assure that all of the review parties were aware of what was transpiring. Under normal circumstances, both the Load Serving Entity (LSE) and the Utility Distribution Company (UDC) that are identified in a registration have ten business days to review and comment on a registration that a Demand Response Provider submits or it is automatically deemed reviewed. This is a design feature that prevents registrations from staying in a pending state indefinitely. Rather than just assume that the LSE and UDC didn’t have any issues with the registration, the CAISO made an effort to inform and clarify with those entities that the registration was moving forward.
This acknowledgement process is meant to support clear communication among the parties. However, one aspect of this process that is challenging is that it is not entirely clear what parameters an LSE or UDC could comment on as an issue in their review that could result in the CAISO rejecting a registration.
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