Grid-Edge Flexibility solutions, which utilize distributed energy resources (DER) to shape load curves, modulate resources, and support grid needs, are needed to cost-effectively realize the goals laid out in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), including a 70% renewables generation mix by 2030. For example, flexible generation and load will help to enable greater adoption of renewables and electric vehicles without overly constraining existing distribution infrastructure.
Grid-Edge Flexibility needs can be addressed with a variety of solutions. Here are some illustrative examples, and we expect even more solutions could address this Innovation Opportunity:
GRID-EDGE FLEXIBILITY INNOVATION SPRINT
Welcome to our Grid-Edge Flexibility Innovation Sprint. Our goal is to accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions in partnership with utilities that advance New York State’s Climate Act targets and provide value by addressing an unmet need.
REV Connect Innovation Sprints focus attention on timely and specific utility needs for innovative energy partnerships. We invite companies to submit ideas. Top submitters will receive expert feedback, be invited to a one-on-one meeting with New York utilities, and benefit from potential matchmaking with one or more of the utilities to pursue innovative partnerships.
The Grid-Edge Flexibility Innovation Sprint kicks off with a webinar, closes with a submission deadline, and culminates in an invitation-only workshop.
- Webinar: February 10, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern
- Submission deadline: March 10, 2021 at 8 PM Eastern
- Facilitation: March-April
- Workshop: TBD
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