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

By Microgrid Resources Coalition posted 06-04-2019 16:12


Robert Walton, Utility Dive


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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