Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)
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REV Demo Projects

REV is driving New York's six investor-owned utilities to work with energy innovators to lower costs, test advanced technologies, and design new replicable business models through REV Demonstration Projects (REV Demo Projects).

Together utilities and their partners are trying out ways to power our homes and businesses reliably at lower costs while reducing emissions. As with all things REV, clean, resilient, and more affordable energy are the driving forces.

REV Demo projects will also:

  • Help utilities and their partners figure out the most effective ways to utilize distributed energy resources like rooftop solar, energy storage, and microgrids
  • Test new approaches to assess value, explore options, and stimulate innovation before implementing projects full-scale
  • Deliver observable results and actionable information within a reasonable timeframe

As with all business operations and consumer products, utilities must assess each project regularly. We hope each REV Demo Project will lead to successful, viable, scalable and replicable solutions for any utility.


Have an idea for a REV Demo Project?

New York is seeking demo projects on an ongoing basis. If you have a product, service, or business model that can lower existing costs and share added value among customers, third parties, and utilities, submit an idea to REV Connect. Submissions will be shared with the six investor-owned utilities and the New York State energy agencies' team supporting the exploration of REV Demo Projects.

Demo Project
Investor-Owned Utility
Project Goals
Building Efficiency Marketplace Consolidated Edison (ConEdison) Ecova Inc. and Honest Buildings To build an online marketplace to enable select building owners to interact with their energy data and connect with qualified vendors of energy efficiency products and services
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Distributed System Platform (DSP) National Grid Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Opus One To optimize DERs throughout Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and test the benefits of a distributed system platform
Central Hudson Simple Energy To build an online marketplace that brings together residential customers with third-party distributed energy resource (DER) providers using a platform with detailed home energy profiles and optional enhanced data analytics
Clean Virtual Power Plant Consolidated Edison (ConEdison) SunPower and Sunverge To provide bundled residential solar with storage offerings that can be aggregated and dispatched as a virtual power plant to meet local distribution energy needs
Commercial Battery Storage Consolidated Edison (ConEdison) GI Energy To create a third-party ownership model of battery storage for commercial customers and test the project’s ability integrate batteries into wholesale markets
Community Energy Coordination New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Taitem Engineering To aggregate and coordinate local demand for clean energy technologies through an online marketplace
CONnectED Homes Platform Consolidated Edison (ConEdison) Opower To create an online marketplace for residential customers in Brooklyn and Westchester County to buy energy efficiency services and products
Customer Convenience in Clifton Park National Grid Partners to be determined To work with local customers and distributed energy resource providers to fund a microgrid to test demand for premium resiliency services
Energy Marketplace Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Simple Energy To launch an online marketplace that facilitates transactions between DER providers and customers and provides customers with information to better understand and manage their energy use
Flexible Interconnect Capacity Solution New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)/Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Smarter Grid Solutions To create less costly and faster ways for project developers to connect large distributed energy resources to the grid by providing an infrastructure-as-a-service model
Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar National Grid Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Solar Liberty, and Threshold Inc. To create a community rooftop solar program that shares solar credits among solar hosting and non-hosting customers and help low-to-moderate-income customers access clean energy
Residential Customer Marketplace Orange and Rockland Utilities Simple Energy To create an online marketplace that spurs customer engagement and helps find energy products and services to meet their needs
Resiliency Demonstration in Potsdam National Grid Clarkson University, GE Energy, and SUNY Potsdam To work with local customers and distributed energy resource providers to fund a microgrid to test demand for premium resiliency services