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Utility Innovation Opportunities Archive

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

The following are past opportunities from utilities. While the utilities are not actively looking for solutions to these areas, REV Connect does accept submissions on any idea on an open-enrollment basis outside of the Innovation Sprints. See open Opportunities by Utilities for information on current need and interest areas.

AI-Based Controller for Storage Optimization

AVANGRID is seeking to collaboratively design, deploy, and test an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based controller to optimize the use of storage and the performance of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The controller will be used as an enhancement to the solution used in AVANGRID’s ongoing Integrated EV and Battery Storage REV Demonstration project.

Market-Based Solution to BTM Storage Operation

AVANGRID is seeking to collaboratively define and implement an innovative energy storage market solution to enhance one of AVANGRID’s ongoing REV Demonstration storage projects: Aggregated Behind-the-Meter (BTM) Battery Storage.

Demand Response with Storage Support

Central Hudson is seeking to collaboratively design and implement projects utilizing energy storage solutions to manage Demand Response (DR) program participant turnover within existing Non-Wires Alternative (NWA) projects. Projects would be located in the areas known as Central Hudson’s Targeted Demand Management areas.

Energy Storage to Manage Incremental Electric Demand Associated with Increasing Heat Pump Adoption

Central Hudson is seeking to collaboratively design and implement projects to use energy storage to manage incremental electric demand increases associated with heat pump adoption. As the technology utilization is expected to increase, there may be new opportunities to manage localized peak demands on the coldest days and energy storage is considered one of the technologies that may assist in that load management.

Energy Storage Education and Outreach

Orange & Rockland is seeking partners to support energy storage outreach and education, which targets an increase in awareness and adoption of energy storage in the Company’s service territory. The education and outreach program will expand ORU’s current offerings and seeks to inform consumers about key energy storage topics, including: the basic value proposition to each customer segment, ownership costs, environmental benefits, charging and discharging strategies, and available incentives.

Energy Storage Paired with DCFC Infrastructure

Orange & Rockland is seeking partners to collaboratively design and implement a demonstration project that will involve the deployment of energy storage with DC fast charging (DCFC) infrastructure with the goal to decrease operational costs, site charging infrastructure in areas where the impacts to the grid are the lowest and provide an opportunity to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications.

Increase Participation in Storage Offering of Dynamic Load Management Tariff

PSEG Long Island is looking for unique business models or approaches to increase adoption of their Dynamic Load Management (DLM) tariff for behind-the-meter energy storage projects.

New Approaches for Storage as Viable Cost-Effective Measure for Customer-Sited NWA Solutions

PSEG Long Island is looking for market-based, cost-beneficial approaches for customer-sited energy storage projects for NWA applications.

New Approaches for Storage as Viable Cost-Effective Measure for Utility-Side Solutions

PSEG Long Island is looking for market-based, cost-beneficial approaches for utility side energy storage projects for an alternative approach to traditional utility solutions.

Easing Interconnection for Storage and Storage+DG

National Grid is seeking solutions that increase utility hosting capacity and/or reduce the time and cost required to interconnect Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems, including storage-only and storage paired with distributed generation (DG), on the distribution network or located at a customer’s premises.

Gas Demand Response

National Grid is seeking to develop solutions that will expand adoption of gas demand response (DR) across a variety of customer segments. The selection and scope of solutions will be determined based upon the technology, business model, and benefit-cost analysis. National Grid encourages market partners to propose innovative solutions for partnerships on gas DR.

Expanding EE and DSM for LMI Customers and Leveraging Third-Party Financing

Con Edison is looking for scalable methods to reach low-to-moderate income (LMI) customer segments with energy efficiency (EE) and demand side management (DSM) programs for both electric and gas.

Clean Communities

Central Hudson is seeking to collaboratively design and implement Smart Community REV demonstration projects that center on the concepts of clean transportation, green building, carbon reduction and the proliferation of building automation, heat pump and or natural gas technologies.

EV Education and Outreach

Orange & Rockland seeks partners to support its electric vehicle (EV) education and outreach program, which targets an increase in awareness and adoption of EVs in the Company’s service territory.

Smart Cities Partnership Pilot

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.

RFI for Non-Pipeline Alternatives

NYSEG plans to issue a RFI seeking innovative solutions to address natural gas reliability, demand, and/or supply in the Tompkins County region of the NYSEG service area.

Community Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program

AVANGRID is interested in developing and deploying a holistic Community Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program. This program may leverage NYSEG’s foundational Ithaca and Tompkins County Energy Smart Community investments, community engagement, and programs. Other communities will also be considered.

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