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About IEDR


What is IEDR?

The Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) will be a single statewide platform that securely collects and integrates a large and diverse set of energy-related data and shares meaningful information and insights on New York’s energy system to support our clean energy and climate commitment.

NYSERDA is leading the development of the IEDR with significant focus on stakeholder engagement to ensure the platform’s primary audiences will be able to access and analyze elements of the State’s energy system and customer information that are most useful to them.

For more information, the IEDR Program Charter [PDF] formally outlines the IEDR Program’s scope, guiding principles, objectives, participants, and roles and responsibilities.

Guiding Principles

Purpose-Driven: Access to useful energy data is essential for achieving New York State's policy goals to make the electricity systems operating in the state cleaner, more resilient, and more affordable. Achievement of the state's climate and clean energy goals requires the deployment of clean energy solutions, the availability of which depends on and will be accelerated through providing access to integrated data related to energy customers and energy systems.

Value of Stakeholders: Meaningful stakeholder participation through all phases of IEDR development and operation is essential to the success of all aspects of the IEDR Program. For the IEDR Program to be successful, stakeholder participation must reflect the state's commitment to equity and environmental justice and provide engagement and feedback opportunities for a diverse range of stakeholder interests and geographic regions of the state.

Collaboration and Consensus: All activities will be designed and conducted to facilitate meaningful stakeholder collaboration. This collaboration is reflected by a shared understanding among participants of the purpose of the activity and enabled through the availability of relevant information and necessary resources. Any reported recommendation will reflect the consensus of the participating parties and will be accompanied by a summary of differing/dissenting points of view that have been proposed for such recommendation.

Continuous improvement: The IEDR's design, operation, and management shall readily accommodate new information sources, information types, and analytic functions as new beneficial use cases emerge. Participating parties shall consider the capability of the IEDR to be nimble and adaptive to readily accommodate adding new information sources, types, and functions as new needs are identified by stakeholders and prioritized as part of the IEDR development process.

Procurements: IEDR Program procurements will be carried out to obtain the best overall value for New York State and involved stakeholders, with an eye toward accelerating implementation timelines, reducing initiative cost and risk, and protecting robustness of agreed-upon scope through sourcing qualified professionals and high-quality components to be deployed during the IEDR implementation.

Value experience: Overall design and implementation of the IEDR, as well as individual use cases, should consider the experience of other similar initiatives. Proven solutions will be preferred over re-invention or custom-built alternatives.

Balancing evaluative criteria: Consideration of any specific technology or approach will be evaluated considering both the sufficiency of the functionality and the total cost over the item's expected useful life or planning horizon. Options that can be implemented with sufficient functionality quickly may be valued over 'perfect' solutions that will take extended time to build.
Transparency: The work of the Program Sponsor, Program Manager, Advisory Group and Utility Coordination Group will provide transparency to stakeholders and the public at large through the posting of rosters, work plans, schedules, agendas, and reports. Reports of decisions or recommendations will include a description of the criteria that was applied, and the comparative weight assigned to each element.

Data privacy and security: The IEDR Program will operate in a manner that meets or exceeds the expectation of data security and privacy as required by applicable law, Commission policies and industry best practices.

Antitrust Policy: This Policy is designed to provide the IEDR Steering Committee, Advisory Group, and Utility Coordination Group with guidelines for compliance with antitrust laws. It is the duty of all participants to personally comply with antitrust laws. Under no circumstances shall any stakeholder engagement activity be used as a means for competing companies to reach any understanding, expressed or implied, which tends to restrict competition, or in a way to, to impair the ability of participating stakeholders to exercise independent business judgement regarding matters affecting competition or regulatory positions.