FERC Order 2222 aimed to remove barriers for distributed energy resources (DER) to compete in capacity, energy and ancillary services markets. Specifically, it allows for DERs to aggregate resources to satisfy minimum size requirements. FERC Order 841 intends to remove barriers to distributed and behind-the-meter energy storage participation in electricity markets. The Energy Policy Act of 2020 was passed as part of the omnibus bill with a broad update to the nation’s energy policies. It directs the Department of Energy coordinate with stakeholders on grid modeling and integrated energy systems plans, as well as assist those to develop electricity distribution plans through resource assessments and demand analysis.