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REV - Demonstration Projects

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New York State is seeking demonstration projects to show how new products and services can capture latent value on the grid, and how new business models can monetize and distribute that value across third parties, utilities and customers. While New York’s investor-owned utilities have been directed to partner with third parties to develop a first round of REV demonstration projects, the utilities will continue to undertake demonstration projects until these kinds of products and services are fully integrated into core system operations.

If you have a REV demonstration project or are interested in partnering with a New York State distribution utility on a demonstration project, please follow the link below to the Rev Connect web site and its project idea submission form. Submissions will be shared with all of the New York State investor-owned utilities as well as a State team that is supporting the exploration of demonstration project ideas:

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In the Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan, issued February 26, 2015, the Commission directed the six large investor owned electric utilities to develop, and file demonstration projects, consistent with the guidelines adopted by the order, with initial filings to be made on or before July 1, 2015. These projects are intended to demonstrate the potential of various aspects of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), the regulatory initiative launched by the Commission as part of Governor Cuomo’s comprehensive energy strategy for New York.

As the Commission noted, the projects are intended to demonstrate new business models, i.e. new revenue stream opportunities for third parties and the electric utilities. In that regard, the projects will inform decision makers related to developing Distributed System Platform (DSP) functionalities, measure customer response to programs and prices associated with REV markets, and determine the most effective implementation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Further, as demonstration projects, they are intended to test new technology and approaches to assess value, explore options, and stimulate innovation before committing to full-scale implementation. Therefore, demonstration projects should also be designed to deliver observable results and actionable information within a reasonable timeframe. During the demonstrations, the projects will be assessed regularly by each utility.



Demonstration Project
Summary
Related Documents
Aggregated Behind the Meter Energy StorageNYSEG will enroll and aggregate up to eight customers in a battery storage offering, with a total targeted capacity of 1.06MW and 4.2MWh. Customers will receive a guaranteed bill-saving benefit from the installed battery storage system without having to pay the upfront costs of that installation, and in return will pay a nominal fee to NYSEG and its market partner.
REV objectives addressed include: market animation, system-wide efficiency, rate design, shared value streams
Initial Filing - 4/20/2018
Implementation Plan - 6/29/2018
Electric School Bus V2GConEd in partnership with a local school bus operator, will purchase five electric school buses for use in the White Plains public school district. During the school year, the five electric buses will be used for student transportation. During the summer, the buses will be used as energy storage to meet system needs.
REV objectives addressed include: 3rd-party partnerships, reducing CO2 emissions, shared value streams, advanced distribution management, system-wide efficiency
Initial Filing - 6/8/2018
REV Demonstration Project City of SchenectadyNational Grid, partnering with the City of Schenectady, will use street light infrastructure as a platform to deploy smart city technologies and services using connected devices and a low bandwidth wireless network.  Three business models will be tested: Enhancing utility owned infrastructure, hybrid utility and smart city vendor shared infrastructure, and support city owned smart city infrastructure.
REV objectives addressed include: market animation, enhanced customer knowledge, leveraging customer contributions, reducing CO2 emissions, transactive grid, energy efficiency
Initial Filing - 3/26/2018
Optimal Export Demonstration ProjectO&R is partnering with a tech company to use its platform to increase hosting capacity through the use of new technology, reducing interconnection costs, and creating new revenue streams for the utility.  This demonstration tests whether a new protection methodology with corresponding monitoring and control technology, and offering a variety of interconnection options to developers, will increase hosting capacity on a circuit.
REV objectives addressed include: leveraging customer contributions, system-wide efficiency, system reliability and resiliency, market rules and standards
Initial Filing - 10/23/2017
Innovative Storage Business ModelO&R uses a partner's battery and optimization technology to demonstrate an innovative storage business model which the partners believe has the potential to realize the unique attributes of energy storage and enable its wide-scale deployment.  The batteries in this demonstration will be used to reduce host customers' demand charges while also being dispatched for the benefit of the overall grid.
REV objectives addressed include: system-wide efficiency, system reliability and resiliency, transactive grid
Initial Filing - 2/6/2018
Implementation Plan - 6/29/2018
Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging & Battery Storage SystemRG&E is installing battery storage, level 2 EV chargers, and fast DC chargers at its 1300 Scottsville Road operations center. The Company will use the battery storage system to minimize the cost impact of the EV chargers, which will be used by the Company's fleet as well as being available to the public. The Company will also attempt to stack the battery system's value in other ways, where possible.
REV objectives addressed include: market animation, system-wide efficiency, rate design, shared value streams
Implementation Plan – 6/8/18
CenHub MarketplaceCentral Hudson partners with a tech company to build an online portal for energy products and services to provide customers with personalized recommendations and offer an enhanced data analytics package for customers who want greater insight into their energy use.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment - 11/10/15
Implementation Plan - 12/10/15
Q1 2016 Report - 4/29/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Residential Customer MarketplaceOrange & Rockland partners with a tech company to build an online engagement platform that leverages customer data and analytics to help customers find energy products and services that meet their needs.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation
Initial Filing -7/1/15
Compliance Letter -8/3/15
Staff Assessment 11/10/15
Implementation Plan - 11/20/15
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 4/28/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/27/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Building Efficiency MarketplaceConsolidated Edison partners with a tech company to build a clean energy project origination, bidding, and technical support platform for small commercial customers. The platform will analyze interval meter data to identify high potential projects that can be put out to bid on the platform, with technical support and financing options facilitated by Con Edison.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment - 11/10/15
Implementation Plan - 11/20/15
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 7/29/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/30/17
Q1 2017 Report - 4/28/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/28/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/27/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/29/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Clean Virtual Power PlantConsolidated Edison partners with DER providers that bundles solar with storage, which when aggregated serves as a “virtual power plant” to provide grid services on blue sky days. The demonstration will also test the demand for a premium resiliency service that leverages the devices to keeps the lights on during an outage. A future phase may also test time of use pricing.
REV objectives addressed include: System Wide Efficiency; Fuel and Resource Diversity; System Reliability and Resiliency
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment - 11/20/15
Implementation Plan - 12/11/15
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 7/29/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/30/17
Notice of Temporary Suspension - 4/28/17
CONnectED Homes PlatformConsolidated Edison partners with tech companies to build a marketing platform targeting residential customers with relevant messaging from DER providers on the bill, over email, and through an online marketplace.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Addendum Filing - 11/20/15
Compliance Letter - 12/8/15
Staff Assessment - 1/8/15
Implementation Plan - 2/1/16
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 7/29/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/30/17
Q1 2017 Report - 4/28/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/28/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/27/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/29/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Flexible Interconnect Capacity SolutionIberdrola partners with a tech company to offer a new, less costly, and faster way for customers and third parties to connect large distributed generation projects to the grid by providing an “infrastructure as a service” alternative to traditional interconnection, managing the distributed resource on an ongoing basis to avoid the need for new hard infrastructure.
REV objectives addressed include: Market Animation; System Wide Efficiency; System Efficiency, Reliability, and Resiliency
Initial Filing - 7/2/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment -12/15/15
Implementation Plan - 1/11/16
Q1 2016 Report - 4/29/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/30/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 4/3/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Community Energy CoordinationIberdrola partners with a consulting firm to aggregate local demand for clean energy technologies, target outreach to areas where DERs can provide the greatest system benefits, and orchestrate a bulk purchase from third party providers on behalf of customers to lower costs and increase benefits.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation
Initial Filing 7/2/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment - 1/5/16
Implementation Plan - 2/4/16
Q1 2016 Report - 4/29/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/30/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 4/3/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Resiliency Demonstration in PotsdamNational Grid partners with local customers and DER providers to fund a microgrid through a new tariff design, testing demand for a premium resiliency service. Also includes new metering, billing, and financial services for DER providers.
REV objectives addressed include: System Reliability and Resiliency
Initial Filing 7/1/15
Addendum Filing - 12/7/15
Compliance Letter - 12/15/15
Staff Assessment - 2/10/2016
Implementation Plan - 3/11/16
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Fruit Belt Neighborhood SolarNational Grid aims to help low-to moderate-income customers access clean energy while reducing arrears through a neighborhood solar project in an economically distressed area, and test how solar can be paired with communications technologies to deliver benefits to the overall electricity system.
REV objectives addressed include: Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management; Market Animation; System Wide Efficiency
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Erratum Filing - 7/8/15
Compliance Letter - 8/3/15
Staff Assessment - 12/2/15
Implementation Plan - 1/4/16
Q1 2016 Report - 5/2/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Energy MarketplaceIberdrola partners with a tech company to launch an online marketplace for customers to buy energy products and services.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, energy efficiency, increased customer knowledge, increased DER penetration
Initial Filing - 7/2/15
Addendum Filing - 1/26/16
Staff Assessment - 3/15/16
Implementation Plan - 4/15/16
Q2 2016 Report - 8/1/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/2017
Q4 2017 Report - 4/3/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
BNMC DSP Engagement ToolNational Grid aims to use the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as a test-bed for DSP functionalities, coordinating and optimizing DERs throughout the campus.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, transactive grid, the leveraging of customer contributions, system efficiency, system reliability and resiliency
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Addendum Filing - 6/17/16
Compliance Letter - 6/22/16
Q3 2016 Report - 10/31/16
Q4 2016 Report - 1/31/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Demand Reduction Demonstration Project in Clifton ParkNational Grid partners with various clean energy providers to offer customers various programs and pricing signals to manage usage to reduce energy bills and demand during peak times.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, increased customer knowledge, energy efficiency
Initial Filing - 7/1/16
Compliance Letter - 7/11/16
Staff Assessment - 12/28/16
Implementation Plan - 1/17/17
Q1 2017 Report - 5/1/17
Q2 2017 Report - 7/31/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/31/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Distributed Generation InterconnectionNational Grid aims to accelerate the pace and scale of interconnecting distributed generation systems above 50kW through upfront investment by the Company along with alternative cost allocation methodology.
REV objectives addressed include: System-wide efficiency, system reliability and resiliency, fuel and resource diversity, transactive grid
Initial Filing - 2/14/17
Compliance Letter - 4/24/17
Implementation Plan - 5/24/17
Q2 2017 Report - 8/25/17
Q3 2017 Report - 11/17/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/31/18
Q1 2018 Report - 5/1/18
Smart Home RateCon Edison and O&R propose combining smart home capabilities with the Companies deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure to demonstrate a new pricing framework for residential customers.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, system-wide efficiency, pricing and rate design, increased customer knowledge
Initial Filing - 2/1/17
Compliance Letter - 6/6/17
National Grid proposes to leverage the offerings, tools, and price signals being provided in their Clifton Park Project, through additional technology that will enable customers to control appliances in their homes during times when electricity prices are high in order to reduce demand and create energy savings.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, system-wide efficiency, pricing and rate design, increased customer knowledge
Initial Filing - 2/1/17
Compliance Letter - 6/6/17
NYSEG, RG&E, and their partner will design a smart home rate for EV charging that allows customers to receive a discount for allowing the utility to schedule charging. This will enable the Company and its partner to better understand the degree to which customers and their device behaviors can be learned and influenced through indirect (price) and direct control signals. The Company intends to iterate the rate to better understand electric demand and customer reactions to price changes.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, system-wide efficiency, pricing and rate design
Initial Filing - 2/1/17
Compliance Letter - 6/6/17
Central Hudson proposes a rate structure where residential customers within a specific geographic area will have the opportunity to enroll in a new time-of-use electric rate, and receive technology from Central Hudson to automatically reduce usage during peak pricing periods.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, system-wide efficiency, pricing and rate design
Initial Filing - 2/1/17
Compliance Letter - 6/6/17
Commercial Battery StorageCon Edison aims to address energy storage technologies and associated new business models which increasingly have the potential to support cost-effective solutions for distribution-level grid needs.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, system-wide efficiency, leveraging customer contributions, system efficiency
Initial Filing - 1/20/17
Compliance Letter - 1/31/17
Staff Assessment - 5/18/17
Implementation Plan - 6/15/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/27/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/29/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Storage on DemandCon Edison proposes to test a technology solution and business model that provides the opportunity for two parties to utilize transportable batteries at a higher rate by sharing deployment of the batteries for different purposes at different times through the year.
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, leveraging customer contributions, system wide efficiency, system reliability and resiliency
Initial Filing - 2/27/17
Staff Assessment - 5/18/17
Implementation Plan - 6/23/17
Q3 2017 Report - 10/27/17
Q4 2017 Report - 1/29/18
Q1 2018 Report - 4/30/18
Customer Convenience Demonstration (Withdrawn)National Grid partners with various clean energy providers to offer customers energy plans with energy efficiency, appliance leasing, and solar offers included
REV objectives addressed include: Market animation, increased customer knowledge, energy efficiency
Initial Filing - 7/1/15
Errata Filing - 7/1/16