The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched the REV Connect digital portal https://nyrevconnect.com to help provide businesses and electric utilities new opportunities to partner and create business models and deploy advanced energy technologies in New York State. REV Connect helps advance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) plan to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.
REV Connect provides a central location where third parties can learn about the opportunities created by New York’s nation-leading efforts to change the way energy is created, consumed and delivered. Businesses can submit responsive ideas for feedback and technical support, and be potentially matched with New York State investor-owned utilities to pursue innovative partnerships. These new business partnerships are intended to be self-sustaining initiatives that will activate markets and become part of the emerging clean and resilient energy system with the goal to lower costs and give customers greater choices.
New York State Chairman of Energy and Finance Richard L. Kauffman said, “REV Connect is another innovative building block created to support Governor Cuomo’s ambitious energy agenda and create a clean energy economy. REV Connect will help third parties and utilities navigate the new energy landscape in New York to catalyze innovation, support new utility business and revenue models and advance the state’s leadership in modernizing its energy system and addressing climate change affordably and smartly.”
REV Connect will help build on recent developments that have shown the promise that innovative business structures can bring through:
President and CEO of NYSERDA Alicia Barton said, “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State is at the forefront of developing innovative utility business solutions. REV Connect is a catalyst to help enable energy market participants to develop, improve and roll out cutting-edge solutions, find project partners and learn from each other’s experiences for the benefit of all New Yorkers.”
At this time, 19 REV demonstration projects across the state are underway. These projects focus on testing new business models that also provide more value to customers as utilities and private companies develop projects to explore the most effective ways to use distributed energy resources such as energy storage, rooftop solar, and microgrids. Details on the project filings and implementation plans can be found here.
Chair of the New York Public Service Commission John Rhodes said,“Under Governor Cuomo’s energy policies, New York is emerging as the leading market for innovative energy solutions and for cutting-edge energy technologies. REV Connect will accelerate the ability of innovators, utilities, and customer to bring this innovation to market.”
The portal will also provide technology companies the ability to scan the marketplace for opportunities with New York’s utilities and to gain deeper expertise in REV. Utilities will be able to cast the widest net possible to access the best solutions.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. was competitively selected by NYSERDA to develop the REV Connect portal and other tools for market engagement, in partnership with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium and Modern Grid Partners. In addition to developing the portal, the REV Connect team will:
On August 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET, join a webinar to learn how REV Connect is helping companies pursue innovative projects and business models in partnership with New York’s electric utilities.
Reforming the Energy Vision | http://www.rev.ny.gov