New York State utilities are striving to make energy efficiency and clean energy solutions affordable for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers. REV Connect is facilitating innovative ideas and business models that work in partnership with utilities to help the 3.5 million LMI customers across the state manage their overall energy consumption and gain access to distributed energy resources (DER).
Possible utility partnership opportunities could include:
|Utility||Propose Ideas Via||Interest Level|
|Central Hudson||REV Connect||Interested in ideas around bill management and ways to help LMI customers access DER|
|Con Edison||N/A||Not seeking partners due to a previous, now closed, request for information (RFI)|
|National Grid||REV Connect||Interested in partnerships that expand affordable opportunities for the LMI segment to take advantage of distributed generation (DG), demand response (DR), and other technologies that drive efficiency|
|NYSEG and RG&E||REV Connect||Interested in ideas for expanding DER adoption for LMI customers|
|O&R||REV Connect||Interested in partnerships that expand use of energy tools and provide access to DER for LMI customers, especially behavioral programs, as has been proposed in the LMI Implementation Plan|
New York is assisting LMI customers through several current programs and initiatives, including:
REV further supports advancing programs and affordability for low-income customers by setting the goal of lowering the total energy spend for LMI customers to no more than 6% of household income. REV is seeking to make DER solutions including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and community DG available and affordable to LMI customers while achieving this 6% goal.
New York electric and gas utilities have each filed LMI Implementation Plans that outline how each utility plans to achieve this 6% goal through bill credits and other parallel programs. Several utilities have also included LMI initiatives in their REV demonstration projects, such as National Grid’s Fruit Belt Solar project.
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