Accelerating the Deployment
of Distributed Energy Resources

Exploring pathways for the deployment of
distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency,
and storage in the Mid-Atlantic region.

What is MADRI?

The Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) seeks to identify and remedy retail and wholesale market barriers to the deployment of distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, and energy storage 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 public utility commissions of Illinois and Ohio later became active participants. MADRI meetings are organized and facilitated by the Regulatory Assistance Project, funded through the U.S. DOE.

MADRI’s guiding principle is a belief that distributed energy 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 PJM Interconnection.

Next Meeting

Working Group Meeting #46
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

About Us

At MADRI, we believe that distributed energy resources should compete with generation and transmission to ensure grid reliability and a fully functioning wholesale electric market.

Resources

MADRI offers resources for informing those interested in distributed resources, from publications to meeting presentations to cross-industry reports.