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The state of third-party ownership of non-wires alternatives

October 25, 2023
Salon I/II

In recent years, non-wires alternatives (NWAs) have been gaining traction as a viable solution for reducing the need for costly transmission and distribution upgrades. Battery storage is one of the most promising NWAs, providing numerous benefits such as increased reliability, improved grid stability, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In this session, we will discuss the current state of NWAs in the Northeast, as well as the ongoing debate over third-party ownership of the assets, utility control, interconnection, and revenue stacking. How can NWAs go from one-off pilots and RFPs to a scalable solution to grid constraints in the Northeast?

Robert Jackson, Senior Market Leader - Renewables - Ulteig
Patrick Canning, P.E., Principal Engineer - Canning Engineers
Kyle Brazell, Engineer, Distribution Planning and Asset Management - National Grid
Elli Ntakou, Manager, System Resiliency and Reliability - Eversource Energy
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