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 NYSERDA. 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
Partners
Goal
Objectives
CenHub
Marketplace
Central Hudson Simple Energy To build an online marketplace bringing together residential customers with third-party distributed energy resource (DER) providers

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

Building Efficiency Marketplace Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) Retroficiency To build a clean energy marketplace for small commercial customers and identify energy efficiency opportunities

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

Clean Virtual Power Plant Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) 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

• System-wide efficiency

• Fuel and resource diversity

• System reliability

• System resiliency

CONnectED Homes Platform Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) Bridgevine and Opower To create an online marketplace for residential customers to buy energy efficiency services and products

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Distributed System Platform (DSP) National Grid Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and others To optimize DERs throughout Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and test the benefits of a distributed system platform

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

• System-wide efficiency

Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar National Grid Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and NYSERDA To help low-to-moderate-income customers access clean energy and reduce arrears by creating a community rooftop solar program and pairing communications to deliver benefits to electricity system

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

• System-wide efficiency

Resiliency Demonstration in Potsdam National Grid Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, and NYSERDA To work with local customers and distributed energy resource providers to fund a microgrid to test demand for premium resiliency services

• System reliability

• System resiliency

Community Energy Coordination New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Taitem Engineering To aggregate and coordinate local demand for clean energy technologies, provide the greatest system benefits, and lower costs and increase benefits to customer Enhanced customer knowledge and tools for effective total energy bill management market animation
Flexible Interconnect Capacity Solution New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)/Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Smarter Grid Solutions To test a less costly and faster way for customers and third parties to connect large distributed energy resources to the grid by providing an infrastructure-as-a-service

• Market Animation

• System-wide efficiency

• System efficiency

• System reliability

• System resiliency

Residential Customer Marketplace Orange and Rockland Utilities Simple Energy To analyze data on an online marketplace engagement platform that helps find energy products and services to meet customers' needs

• Enhanced Customer Knowledge and Tools for Effective Total Energy Bill Management

• Market Animation

Energy Marketplace Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Simple Energy To launch an online marketplace to help customers better understand and manage their energy use Market Animation