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Innovation Opportunities

New York is looking for innovative solutions and partnerships to modernize its energy system

New York’s investor-owned utilities are actively seeking innovative solutions in the Opportunities by Topic areas identified here. Individual utilities will periodically develop Opportunities by Utility statements to further describe certain priority business needs. REV Connect also invites related solutions that will help advance REV Goals in partnership with a utility.

Submit your idea to REV Connect if your innovative business model or solution matches the opportunities here – or if you have a breakthrough solution that we didn’t know New York needed.  Submissions will be evaluated for a potential partnership with the State’s utilities. Curious about how to proceed? Learn more about our process and criteria.

REV Connect is hosting its first Innovation Sprint of 2019 focused on Connected Communities.

Opportunities by Topic

Updated January 15, 2019

AMI Network Access

Utilize the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communication network to provide useful functionality for system operations, third-party data traffic, and smart city services.

Clean Heating and Cooling

Cost-effectively electrify space heating and cooling systems to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

Connected Communities

Make it easier for New Yorkers to choose low-carbon, grid-interactive solutions that provide electric grid benefits and make progress toward the State’s clean energy goals.

Customer Acquisition Support

Harness utilities’ marketing channels and customer information to help DER providers identify, reach, and sign up customers.

Customer Response to Smart Home and Time-of-Use Rates

Enable customers to manage their energy use and personal DER in response to granular energy price signals.

Data Services

Provide value-added services that monetize the data and data analysis capabilities of the utility-as-distributed system platform (DSP).

Electrifying Transportation

Support the adoption of personal and fleet electric vehicles (EV), the expansion of EV infrastructure, and the intelligent integration of EVs into the electric grid.

Energy Marketplace 2.0

Offer customers new clean energy products and services through utility online marketplaces.

Increasing Hosting Capacity

Increase the amount of distributed energy resources (DER) the grid can accommodate while maintaining reliability, through deploying alternatives to traditional grid-side solutions.

Innovative Energy Efficiency

Stimulate market-based approaches to energy efficiency that are more cost-effective and scalable than standard government or utility incentive programs.

Reducing Peak

Enable flexible customer demand and reduce energy consumption peaks across the bulk electric system, the distribution grid, and local circuits.

Solutions for LMI Customers

Help low-to-moderate income (LMI) New Yorkers manage their energy consumption and gain access to clean energy solutions.

Other Ideas Welcome

REV Connect also invites related solutions.

More REV Opportunities

Open RFIs and RFPs for REV Solutions

Learn about opportunities in the REV market outside of REV Connect. Submit responses to these opportunities directly to the offering entity.

Utility Non-Wires Alternative (NWA) Projects

Learn about current and upcoming opportunities for distributed energy resources to meet utility system needs. Submit responses to open procurements directly to the utility.