New York utilities excited by REV, will file demonstration projects this week
It appears that New York’s REV process has genuinely excited utilities operating in the state. Central Hudson proposed a slate of demonstration projects early, and Iberdrola and National Grid revealed some of their plans at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York on last week.
Greentech described Iberdrola’s director of smart grid planning and programs, Laney Brown, as “visibly excited” as she described to the crowd several proposals her company had put together. Among them was a new platform designed to better enable distributed resource coordination; an energy marketplace for Rochester Gas & Electric to better engage customers; and a community program in the progressive Ithaca-area aimed at scaling up efficiency measures.
National Grid presented projects that will be centered around efficiency, engagement and microgrids, Green Tech reported.