This FERC document has been the source of much debate in the demand response industry. In it, the federal energy regulatory group looks at recent pricing changes made by PJM Interconnect, the East Coast transmission grid manager.

In this document, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tries to balance the competing interests of EnerNOC, which seeks to save consumers money by reselling unused power into the market, with those of PJM, which argues that the most important factor is a steady flow of energy and the cash in turn to pay for that energy.

Rather than take a side, the Commission concludes in the document that PJM interests need to be respected, but that the means it has taken to protect its interests are not necessarily just. It has suspended all PJM tariffs on demand response for five months as it collects more data for a final decision.