Utilities not already considering NWAs in planning processes should
wise up quick, says Navigant analyst Brett Feldman.
Opinion posted on Utility Dive
On May 17, 2017, Bonneville Power Authority (BPA) made an announcement that flew under the radar of most of the energy industry . . . This decision “reflects a shift for BPA—from the traditional approach of primarily relying on new construction to meet changing transmission needs, to embracing a more flexible, scalable and economically and operationally efficient approach to managing our transmission system.” The preferred solution includes resources like battery storage, flow control devices, and demand response. Such projects have become known as non-wires alternatives (NWA), and are proliferating across the country.
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