AVANGRID is seeking to collaboratively design and implement a smart cities initiative within its NYSEG or RG&E service areas. Through the Energy Smart Community (ESC) initiative in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County many technology investments, data acquisition, and customer and market enablement that achieve key REV outcomes are being tested. These foundational investments make the ESC a good geographic area to deploy additional smart cities initiatives, but, it is not required that a smart cities initiative be tested in this community.
A smart cities partnership roadmap should be complete by 12/31/19.
The objectives of this opportunity include:
This project will seek to identify how smart cities can be developed and planned within the targeted community.
This pilot project is seeking to identify a market partnership to plan and design smart cities initiatives. Potential partners should propose a partnership structure that is attractive for a pilot project with consideration for how the pilot will also serve as an example of a scalable model for broader execution of smart cities. Partnerships should include external funding opportunities related to advancing smart city initiatives.
Services that meet the objectives defined above.
This pilot project will inform a replicable market partnership design for deployment of smart cities.
Specific products meant as a single solution.
Background / Related Information
REV provides a comprehensive energy strategy for New York. REV helps consumers make more informed energy choices, develop new energy products and services and protect the environment while creating new jobs and economic opportunities throughout the State. New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES) ensures that 70% of New York’s electricity will come from renewable resources by 2030.
Smart cities have fueled by the race for a connected lifestyle, better government, and to help the disadvantaged. Ground breaking smart cities initiatives have begun to emerge in the US, the primary success factors include:
AVANGRID Networks and their New York Companies, New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) have a single straightforward commitment to build and operate responsible energy infrastructure that benefits communities, improves economic development, and delivers environmental sustainability for future generations. This commitment is firmly aligned with smart cities initiatives.
AVANGRID, along with many other U.S. utilities has joined the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Smart Communities commitment to work with communities within our networks service territories to advance smart cities and climate goals. The EEI Smart Communities commitment is focused in 5 primary areas:
Although AVANGRID has received inquiries related to certain specific individual aspects of smart cities initiatives, a comprehensive smart cities partnership has not been established. The missing elements center upon:
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