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​South of Allston Bilateral Redispatch Pilot

On July 3, 2017, BPA launched the two-year South of Allston (SOA) Bilateral Redispatch pilot (previously referred to as the South of Allston Non-Wires pilot).  The pilot, which is expected to provide over 100 MW of summer peak congestion relief on the SOA flowgate, uses third-party supplied capacity in the form of incremental energy (INCs), decremental energy (DECs) and demand side management (DSM) load reduction.  The pilot is intended to provide information on how dependable generation redispatch and DSM are at providing flowgate relief in the BPA balancing authority.  BPA plans to deploy and test the pilot before we encounter reliability concerns.  This pilot is one of many initiatives to mitigate summer congestion on the SOA flowgate.