REV Connect Innovation Sprints focus attention on timely and specific utility needs for innovative energy partnerships. For each Innovation Sprint, we invite market players to submit ideas within a specific theme and timeframe.
Qualified submitters will receive expert feedback, be invited to an in-person meeting with New York utilities, and benefit from potential matchmaking with one or more of the utilities to pursue innovative partnerships.
Innovation Sprints are time-bound, kicking off with a webinar, driving towards a submission deadline, and culminating in a workshop. Key Dates:
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New York State utilities are looking to make it easier for New Yorkers to choose electric vehicles (EVs) in support of electric grid benefits and the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) 40% from 1990 levels by 2030. REV Connect is facilitating innovative ideas and business models that work in partnership with utilities to support increased market adoption of personal and fleet EVs, the growth of EV infrastructure, and intelligent integration of EVs into the electric grid.
Possible utility partnership opportunities could include:
|Utility||Propose Ideas Via||Interests|
|Central Hudson||REV Connect||Interested in EV solutions and programs that tie enabling technology to customer offering to simplify and engage customers while increasing EV adoption. Specific areas of interest include technology/metering capabilities in lieu of AMI and solutions that incentivize large customers to convert fleets to EVs.|
|Con Edison||REV Connect||Sought partners for siting quick chargers, managing load inside a large depot deployment, and being able to interrupt charging during grid contingencies in 2017. Interested in new ideas and partnership opportunities the market can offer to inform future RFIs and REV demos. Specific areas of interest include commercially-established fast charging technologies and transit bus on-route charging that co-mingle with publicly accessible fast charging.|
|National Grid||REV Connect||Interested in identifying potential partners for future REV demo projects. Specific areas of interest include expanding charging infrastructure at work and other public charging locations, increasing customer education and awareness around EVs, and other solutions for increasing EV adoption among customers.|
|NYSEG and RG&E||REV Connect||Interested in testing how they can help enable and advance the EV market. Interested in collaboratively designing and implementing an electric vehicle DC fast charger pilot project consisting of the installation of DC fast charging stations with a charging capacity that aligns with the capabilities of current and future EV passenger vehicles (see the NYSEG and RG&E Utility Opportunity page for more detail).|
|O&R||REV Connect||Interested in new ideas and partnership opportunities the market can offer to inform future RFIs and REV demos. Specific areas of interest include commercially-established technologies that can economically manage electric vehicle charging during peak demand hours and solutions that can maximize the effectiveness of O&R’s planned education and outreach campaign for electrification of transport.|
New York is already encouraging EV adoption. Examples of these actions include:
The Joint Utilities (JU) have proposed developing an EV Readiness Framework that would leverage the utilities’ core business functions (e.g., forecasting, system planning, interconnection, customer communication, and education) and emphasize near-term EV demonstrations and pilot projects. The JU will develop and publish the framework by early 2018.
New York utilities also have the opportunity to propose and earn shareholder performance incentives—known as earnings adjustment mechanisms—for supporting the electrification of the transportation sector and improving system efficiency for the grid overall.
For more information, see: