On Nov. 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that has the potential to significantly expand opportunities for advanced energy technologies in the coming years. The proposed rule will allow more competition from advanced energy technologies in the regional electricity markets under FERC’s jurisdiction, driving down costs for consumers while giving the industry greater chance to grow. AEE has frequently noted that current rules do not allow advanced energy to compete fully in wholesale markets. With unnecessary obstacles removed, the advanced energy industry will be able to grow with the simple force of free markets. With Thanksgiving just behind us, we’re thankful for this effort by FERC to remove market barriers for advanced energy in wholesale markets.