NEEP's January 2017 brief on State Leadership on Non-Wires Alternative Projects and Policies provides an update on the projects captured in NEEP's January 2015 report examining energy efficiency's role as a transmission and distribution resource. The brief highlights non-wires alternative project solicitations since the report, and provides insight into the related policy proceedings in the NEEP region.
What you will find most interesting:
- There are now more than 30 non-wires alternative projects at some stage of deployment throughout the region
- Public utility commissions are beginning to mandate non-wires alternatives as part of system planning.
- States are beginning to examine localized distribution system values in cost-effectiveness screening.
- Leading states are embracing energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed generation in a combined portfolio of non-wires alternative projects