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 NYSERDA’s 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.



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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 AnimationInitial 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
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 AnimationInitial 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
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 AnimationInitial 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
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 ResiliencyInitial 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
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 ResiliencyInitial 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
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 AnimationInitial 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
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
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 EfficiencyInitial 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
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 AnimationInitial 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
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 campusInitial 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
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.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
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 includedInitial Filing - 7/1/15
Errata Filing - 7/1/16
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. Initial Filing - 2/14/17
Compliance Letter - 4/24/17
Implementation Plan - 5/24/17
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. 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. Initial Filing - 2/1/17
Compliance Letter - 6/6/17
NYSEG and RG&E aims to utilize their Energy Smart Community platform to build a distributed storage simulation platform to test price signals and the associated customer response that results. 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. 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. Initial Filing - 1/20/17
Compliance Letter - 1/31/17
Staff Assessment - 5/18/17
Implementation Plan - 6/15/17
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. Initial Filing - 2/27/17
Staff Assessment - 5/18/17
Implementation Plan - 6/23/17