This 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.
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.
Program staff is available to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have on our program opportunities. Full contact information for our staff can be found on our Staff Contacts page.