Market Research Report
Natural Gas Demand Response and Non-Pipes Solutions as Alternatives to Pipeline Expansion
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||668108|
|Published||Content info||14 Pages
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|Natural Gas Demand Response and Non-Pipes Solutions as Alternatives to Pipeline Expansion|
|Published: July 27, 2018||Content info: 14 Pages||
Demand response (DR) in the electricity sector has been a common practice for utilities and grid operators for decades. Non-wires alternatives (NWA) have come to fruition more recently. DR and non-pipes solutions (NPS) have been less prevalent in the natural gas industry, but changing market factors have increased interest in the practices. While only a handful of utilities have undertaken them to date, these innovative programs demonstrate the promise of DR and NPS to provide cleaner, more customer-friendly, and potentially less expensive means of alleviating pipeline constraints.
Utilities, vendors, and marketers can take advantage of market trends and adjust current practices to cultivate natural gas DR and NPS. The status quo in the energy industry is changing quickly. The electric side has years of experience looking at alternatives to traditional supply-side solutions such as DR and has recently expanded to broader NWA initiatives. Today, the gas side is getting engaged in these initiatives, which will lead to a more sustainable, efficient energy system.
This Navigant Research report discusses how market trends are forcing utilities to readdress their approach to gas system planning and consider natural gas DR and NPS. The study examines how the gas industry is following electric's footsteps in engaging distributed system solutions and provides case studies of natural gas DR and NPS programs. Navigant Research also provides detailed and actionable recommendations for utilities, DR providers, technology vendors, and gas marketers to address the new opportunities afforded by natural gas DR and NPS.