Smart Grid

Investment into smart grid infrastructure has the potential to produce substantial benefits for New York State consumers and businesses at many times the cost of those investments. The state will also benefit by being able to achieve energy goals which include increased renewable sources of energy, reduced carbon production from the electric power sector at lower cost; and will enjoy improved power system reliability and greater security of energy.

The Smart Grid program promotes the systematic modernization of the electric grid by designing and managing programs focused on improving the reliability, efficiency, security, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State. 

Program offerings provide opportunities for sharing risks associated with research, development, demonstration and validation (RD&D) of innovative “smart grid” technology and applications that improve asset utilization, improve efficiency, maintain strict security, lower consumer costs and lower the carbon intensity of the electric-power sector. Program focus includes efforts to expand grid functionality such as advanced energy storage, advanced monitoring, automation, management and controls, innovative demand response and integration of renewable resources and electric vehicles.

Previous Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

NYSERDA funds its projects through competitive solicitations which are issued periodically throughout the year. Check our Funding Opportunities page for the latest information on past, current and planned solicitations.

Project Examples

Technical Reports

Last Updated: 10/31/2014
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How To Participate

Current funding opportunities for the Smart Grid program are closed, but you may reference past program details in the most recent solicitation, PON 2715.

A new solicitation will be announced in the fall of 2014.

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Who Can Participate

Individuals and organizations may submit:

  • Projects sited within or outside-of the six regulated electric service territories (Consolidated Edison, Orange and Rockland, New York State Electric and Gas, Rochester Gas and Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, and National Grid).

  • Research and Development that is not utility specific and has broad statewide energy efficiency and reliability benefits.
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Who To Contact

Michael Razanousky
Project Manager


518-862-1090, Ext 3245

John Love
Senior Project Manager
518-862-1090, Ext 3317

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