Smart Grid Program

Smart grid technologies promote 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 IntegrationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., High Performing GridLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.,and Future GridLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Refer to the full funding opportunity for all eligibility requirements and application information.

High Performing Grid

This funding opportunityLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 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.

Deadlines

Rolling submissions are being accepted 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

Contact

Michael Razanousky at smartgrid@nyserda.ny.gov or 518-862-1090 x3245 for PON 4074

Sumit Bose at smartgrid@nyserda.ny.gov or 518-862-1090 x3130 for PON 4094

Future Grid

This funding opportunityLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. seeks innovative solutions that solve challenge areas defined by members of the Joint Utilities of New York. The challenge areas are described in detail in the solicitation attachments.

Who Should Apply

NYSERDA welcomes proposals from organizations adept at product development and demonstration projects. Teaming is encouraged to match skillsets that meet the needs of the challenges.

Submissions are being accepted up until:

Round 1

  • October 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for Proposals, or until all funds are committed

Round 2

  • TBD

Webinar Series

Orange & Rockland Challenge
Friday July 26, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

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Consolidated Edison Challenge
Tuesday August 6, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET

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In these webinars, NYSERDA will provide an overview of the requirements for the Future Grid Challenge solicitation. Representatives from Orange & Rockland and Consolidated Edison will present their grid challenge with the outcomes that are imperative to their operational goals.

Contact

Christopher Cheng at smartgrid@nyserda.ny.gov or 518-862-1090 x3436

For all eligibility requirements and application information, read the Future Grid funding opportunity in full.