For the Focused Demonstration path, NYSERDA seeks projects in the following categories:
- Technologies or approaches that enable both kW and kWh savings by integrating automation, scheduling, and/or controls with load management (encompassing demand response, demand management, and/or energy storage). Technologies or approaches that reduce electric system peak demand or customer peak demand are preferred; however, NYSERDA will consider those that reduce demand either off-peak or intermittently on a case-by-case basis.
- Advanced web-enabled programmable thermostats
- Load-shedding lighting ballasts
- Internet-based monitoring control for refrigeration systems
- Building or energy system-focused technologies or approaches that offer energy data analytics and performance information; must produce actionable information for, and demonstrated responsiveness from, end-users in identifying and implementing energy savings opportunities.
- Remote energy audits
- Advanced energy information systems, for instance, building energy performance analytics software with dashboards
- Deep energy savings approaches that result in a significant decrease in EUI (energy use intensity, e.g., kBtu/sq. ft.) as compared to the existing building EUI or the median EUI for that building type.
Note: Provision of independent performance data at time of application submission is not required for projects in this Targeted Category.