The Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) seeks to identify and remedy retail
barriers to the deployment of distributed generation, demand response and energy efficiency
in the Mid-Atlantic region. MADRI was established in 2004 by the public utility commissions of
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, along with the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PJM Interconnection.
The guiding principle for MADRI is a belief that distributed resources should compete with
generation and transmission to ensure grid reliability and a fully functioning wholesale electric
market. However, institutional barriers and lack of market incentives appear to be slowing
deployment of cost-effective distributed resources in the Mid-Atlantic.
To be added to the MADRI e-mail list, please contact Rich Sedano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent State Activities
Five Commissions Submit Letter to PJM Regarding Demand Response Compensation for PJM's Economic Load Response Program
On March 12, 2009, the Public Service Commissions of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Delaware as well as the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission submitted a letter to PJM seeking its support of demand response compensation principles for PJM's Economic Load Response Program (ELRP). The letter from the five Commissions is shown in attachment to the March 30th filing by McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC in regard to PJM Industrial Customer Coalition's Ex Parte Communication on ELRP Compensation (PDF 278 KB).
Recent State Activities Archive