Smart Grid Program

Smart grid technologies promotes the modernization of the electric grid, including the use of renewable and distributed energy resources, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and lower operating costs. With a smart grid, New Yorkers will have access to a more affordable electricity and a more resilient and reliable energy system.

To further the research and development of a smarter grid, NYSERDA has provided funding for these related smart grid opportunities: Distributed Energy Resource Integration and High Performing Grid. Refer to the full funding opportunity for all eligibility requirements and application information.

High Performing Grid

This funding opportunity supports the development of a high performing smart grid that:

  • Accommodates a diverse supply of clean energy generation resources
  • Enhances overall grid performance
  • Enables customers to reduce their energy costs, energy consumption, and environmental impact.

A total of $35 million is available for proposals.  This funding is part of a $116 million total investment to be allocated over the next 7 years for innovation and research projects that will modernize New York’s electricity grid.

Who Should Apply

NYSERDA welcomes proposals from individuals and organizations adept at research studies, engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects.


Rolling submissions are being accepted up until:

  • August 15, 2019 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for Distributed Energy Resource Integration PON 4094
  • October 7, 2020 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for Concept Papers on High Performing Grid PON 4074
  • November 18, 2020 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for Full Proposals or until all funds are committed on High Performing Grid PON 4074


Michael Razanousky at or 518-862-1090 x3245 for PON 4074

Sumit Bose at or 518-862-1090 x3130 for PON 4094