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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 Integration, High Performing Grid, and Future Grid. Refer to the full funding opportunity for all eligibility requirements and application information.

Future Grid Challenge

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

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.

A list of solution providers seeking project partners for the Future Grid Challenge who have self-identified, and references to some of their projects, is available:

Submissions are being accepted up until:

Round 1 - Closed

Round 2

  • June 22, 2022 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for Proposals


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