New York Utilities Release Plans for Innovation, Customer Opportunities, and Clean Energy
New York’s investor-owned utilities1 have filed their 2018 Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs), providing detailed roadmaps for building the capabilities necessary to integrate more distributed energy resources (DER),2 support markets for innovative products and services, and drive progress toward New York’s clean energy goals. The filings highlight the actions taken the past two years and planned for the next five years to further integrate DER into utility planning and operations, support the DER market, and share information that helps customers manage their energy use and developers scope market opportunities.
Developers can access more detailed, interactive maps to identify favorable locations for locating DER. More streamlined and transparent interconnection processes are bringing projects online faster and easier, allowing for detailed tracking of application status. Increased availability of customer and system data through user-friendly tools helps developers understand the market and serve customer needs, while also creating more informed and empowered energy consumers. Additionally, the use of DER as alternatives to traditional utility investment is expanding market opportunities for developers, driving innovation and testing new operational and business models.
The biennial DSIP filings are a core component of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, providing the utilities’ individual plans for developing distributed system platforms and modernizing the grid. To inform their filings, the utilities engaged stakeholders to exchange information and solicit input. Here is the link to the Con Edison DSIP filing: https://www.coned.com/-/media/files/coned/documents/our-energy-future/our-energy-projects/distributed-system-implementation-plan.pdf
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Kevin Ortiz, Kevin.Ortiz@avangrid.com, 203-499-3496
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York
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Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
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1New York’s investor-owned electric utilities are: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (“Con Edison”), New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid (“National Grid”), Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. These companies provide electric service to over 13 million households, businesses, and government facilities across New York State.
2DER include energy efficiency, demand response, distributed storage, and distributed generation.