New York Utilities Increasingly Embrace Non-Wires Alternatives as ConEd Forges the Path

By Microgrid Resources Coalition posted 13 days ago

  

Robert Walton, Utility Dive

Summary

Representatives from New York's utilities met this week to discuss the process of procuring and implementing non-wires projects, highlighting how prevalent the approach has become.

Consolidated Edison said it is continuing to seek additional load reduction for its Brooklyn-Queens Demand Management (BQDM) project, the first large non-wires alternative project in the state. But the utility also said it will not move forward with a trio of non-wires solutions (NWS) because it was unable to find sufficient cost-effective resources to provide load reduction.

Most New York investor-owned utilities have non-wires projects in the works. Central Hudson, for instance, is seeking 10 MW of load reduction to defer an upcoming transmission investment.

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