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REV Demonstration Program is more than typical product demonstrations

As part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) will require that New York’s six major utilities consult with stakeholders to propose demonstration projects that will advance the development of new utility and third-party business models and to gain experience with the integration of distributed energy resources.  The concept asks participants to envision the end state of the REV process and to create demos that will test the new business models that are likely to emerge.   This new initiative represents a great opport



Power Trends in New York

NYISO recently released its annual Power Trends report and its main topic of discussion was the changing of historical patterns in the growth of electricity demand.  What is happening is a divergence in peak demand and day-to-day energy use and this has significant implications for the future of the grid.



Fundamentally Changing how the Electricity Industry Works in New York – a great opportunity for Energy Storage

New York State has unveiled plans for an energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. This effort is intended to “create the power grid of the future and forever change the way consumers buy and use energy.”

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