By the 2nd Quarter of 2017, the REV Connect team will launch our Facilitation Process which will outline how will facilitate turning ideas and areas of interest into projects and partnerships between market players and utilities. At this time, we will also open a submission form on the portal for those looking to engage in REV Connect facilitation.
The Facilitation Process will outline how to engage with REV Connect, designate what information will be required of submitters, and describe the steps we follow to engage with the submitter, the utilities, the DPS and/or other stakeholders on ideas we receive. We will also post certain criteria that we will use to evaluate and prioritize submissions in light of solutions sought and current areas of interest.
In the meantime, you may reach out to the REV Connect team via the Contact Us page for any inquiries you may have with regards to immediate opportunities. See Opportunities for further detail.
REV Connect is an initiative spearheaded by the State of New York to create an independent entity that assists the market, utilities, and other state entities in the transformation of the state’s electric grid under Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). Specifically, REV Connect will:
The REV Connect team includes a consortium of facilitators:
REV Connect can:
At the heart of things we are a matchmaker, linking new ideas and technologies to identified needs. In doing so, we seek to enable the application of alternative business models for utilities in partnership with market players.
We will continue to operate as long as we are able to achieve the goals set out under the proceeding. Thus far, the team has committed funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through June 2018. If the industry continues to find REV Connect’s role valuable after this date, the team will seek alternative market-based funding to maintain operations.
The ETS@REV Connect summit brings together utilities, market players, and customers to fuel conversations that lead to partnerships. The summit’s main goal is to drive innovation and a true utility industry transformation through collaboration. More detail on the summit’s purpose and goals, agenda, and attendees will be provided as it becomes available.
This online portal is built to support market interest in New York and is split into the following sections: