Non-wires Alternatives

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Borrego Springs Microgrid

Utility Interest in Microgrids is Up. What’s Driving the Trend?

Sept. 18, 2023
Utilities are recognizing the financial, safety, renewables integration and reliability benefits of microgrids. This is especially true as the number of storms and hurricanes ...


Designing Microgrids: Evaluating Parameters for Reliable, Cost-Effective and Optimized Power Solutions

Dec. 7, 2023
Shawn Dalke electrical engineer at Mesa Solutions discusses load profiles and power sources for microgrids.

Eversource Tests Non-Wires Alternatives via a Battery-Powered Microgrid in Provincetown; More planned

Feb. 10, 2023
A non-wires microgrid project from Eversource provides a view into what's to come for Eversource — and other utilities.
Solar rooftops in Austin, Texas. Photo by Roschetzky Photography/

EnergyTech: ERCOT moves forward on pilot to evaluate DERs in wholesale markets

Oct. 24, 2022
Rod Walton, senior editor of EnergyTech, describes an ERCOT pilot project with implications for microgrids.

Microgrid Talk: The IRA means great things for the microgrid industry

Oct. 18, 2022
In the latest edition of Microgrid Talk, experts share the many ways they think the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will impact the microgrid industry.
Mesa Solutions

Three problems that microgrids can solve

Sept. 29, 2022
Tom Poteet, vice president of corporate development at Mesa Solutions, explores how microgrids and distributed generation can solve three major power problems customers face.

Connecticut calls on utilities to evaluate non-wires alternatives

July 22, 2022
Connecticut has proposed a series of measures to ensure utilities consider non-wires alternatives, among them incentives, competitive bids from third parties, and a way to evaluate...

Disasters and outages wake homeowners to the benefits of home microgrids

July 15, 2022
The Silvies Valley Ranch, a rural, eco-friendly luxury resort in eastern Oregon, serves the growing demand among US homeowners for residential microgrids. And it’s not alone.
Battery installation, courtesy Anza Electric Cooperative

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Power Through California Outages with Microgrids

July 19, 2021
Anza Electric, a rural electric cooperative in Southern California, chose to install a microgrid after learning that a new transmission line would cost more than the cooperative...