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AMI Network Access

Updated February 2, 2018


New York State utilities are expanding their technology and telecommunications systems to enable advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and are partnering with metering, network, and IT companies to begin rolling out AMI to customers across the state (see Utility Profiles for more information). REV Connect is facilitating innovative ideas and business models in partnership with utilities that utilize AMI capabilities to provide functions useful in system operation, valuable service to customers, and revenue opportunities for utilities and partners in the AMI market.

Possible utility partnership opportunities could include:

  • Leveraging communication infrastructure by selling access to third parties for data traffic to customer premises
  • Infrastructure expansion to offer smart city services including smart parking meters, smart street lights, smart water infrastructure, and other smart utility systems

Utility-Specific Interests

Utility Propose Ideas via Interests
Central Hudson REV Connect Interested in ideas and business models that demonstrate market interest in bringing additional value to customers that opt-in to receiving granular data through an AMI platform infrastructure
Con Edison and O&R REV Connect Upcoming RFI Seeking ideas from companies interested in accessing Con Edison’s AMI infrastructure (see AMI Customer Engagement Plan and the Con Edison and O&R Utility Opportunity page for more detail)
NYSEG and RG&E REV Connect Interested in testing functionality, operational parameters, and business cases of AMI-smart inverter integration, including opportunities to act as grid resources and provide ancillary services
National Grid REV Connect Interested in business models and partnerships that promote smart city services

REV Context

New York is encouraging the expansion of AMI infrastructure through REV’s vision of the distributed system platform (DSP). The DSP and the markets it supports depend on granular data and price signals to encourage customer engagement. AMI provides a necessary tool in this environment: it serves as the system backbone for metering information and offers advanced customer engagement functionality.

Many of the New York utilities have plans to deploy AMI, as described in their Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs) (see Utility Profiles for more information). Con Edison was the first utility to propose and have these plans approved via their rate case. As part of this approval, Con Edison was required by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to seek cost-saving and revenue opportunities that will result from its AMI communications network.

New York utilities have the opportunity to earn new revenue—known as platform service revenues—by exploring new ways to use their AMI infrastructure such as sharing and selling system bandwidth.


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