The Electric Power Transmission and Distribution High Performing Grid Program will make investments in research and development that accelerate the realization of an advanced, digitally enhanced and dynamically managed electric grid. Such a system will result in more efficient energy utilization (e.g., reduced operating margins, reduced power demands, reduced energy losses) and improved reliability, and resiliency. The attributes of an advanced, dynamically managed electric grid are essential components of any comprehensive strategy to achieve the goals of the New York State Energy Plan, the Clean Energy Standard, and the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. This Electric Power Transmission and Distribution High Performing Grid Program solicitation is issued for specific technology areas including, but not limited to: transmission and distribution automation and management; distributed and renewable energy integration; advanced monitoring and controls; advanced sensors, devices and systems, advanced materials, cabling and conductors, and advanced system modeling and applications. Activities include demonstration projects, product development and studies that improve grid resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and performance as the electric power delivery network accommodates clean energy technologies such as renewable power generation, electric vehicles, and efficient distributed generation systems. Projects that promote high performing smart grid technologies, components and/or systems both within and outside of the New York regulated electric service territories (Consolidated Edison, Orange and Rockland, New York State Electric and Gas, Rochester Gas and Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, and National Grid) and meet the program requirements are eligible for funding under this solicitation. All projects must demonstrate broad public benefit. Concept Papers and Proposals will be evaluated in select categories and scored on criteria listed in the solicitation.
Rolling submissions are being accepted until October 7, 2020 3:00 p.m. ET for Concept Papers and until November 18, 2020 3:00 p.m. ET for Full Proposals, or until all funds are committed. For Additional Details and Associated Documents Visit: PON 4074 Solicitation Detail Page