Centralized Platform Expands Access to Clean Energy Information and Supports Innovative Business Models Delivering Profits to New York’s Energy Customers.
October 31, 2022
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the selection of a team led by E Source Companies, LLC (E Source) to design, build, and operate the State’s Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) platform. This central platform will expand access to clean energy data from New York’s electric, gas, and utilities – and other sources – and support new business models that bring benefits to New York’s energy customers. The creation of the IEDR platform will accelerate the deployment of clean energy solutions and support New York’s Climate Leadership and Public Safety Act (Climate Act) requiring 70 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA“Effective access to utility energy data will play a critical role in New York’s clean energy transition by helping to inform investment decisions, identify inefficiencies, and spur innovation. The addition of the development team is an important next step in getting the IEDR platform up and running, and NYSERDA looks forward to it.” look forward to working with E-source and its partners to design, build, and operate this new platform.”
The IEDR platform will be implemented in two phases. Phase One will develop at least five priority use cases, identified and characterized in collaboration with stakeholders, with as many as 10 or more implemented by the fourth quarter of 2023. the use of debt, the construction of the successful implementation and operation of the First Phase, and will be completed by the end of July 2026.
Rory M. Christian, CEO of the Department of Public Service (DPS) said“The energy data we are building is important to help achieve the goals of the Government’s energy policy, and to ensure consumer privacy and cyber-security. Combining energy consumer data with energy system data will open the intelligent distribution of distributed resources, new business. models, new innovations and and efficiency, which is needed to create an energy system that responds to the needs of our clean energy economy.”
As part of implementing the platform, the Solution Architect and Development Team (Development Team), led by E Source, will include UtilityAPI, Flux Tailor, TRC Companies, and HumanLogic, and will be responsible for designing, building , and IEDR performance. platform in an economical and fast way. The Development Team will use E Source’s OneInform and UtilityAPI’s Green Button Connect facilities to enable access to the data, management, query, analysis, and consent processes that will be required to deliver the full benefit of the relevant use cases submitted. Flux Tailor, TRC Companies, and HumanLogic will support the process by providing a mix of stakeholder engagement and training, usability testing, development and documentation, and user interface and user experience design. Flux Tailor and HumanLogic are both women-owned businesses.
The Development Team will:
- Use data and data products to expand opportunities for new technologies, approaches, and business models to address existing and potential grid challenges.
- Present data that will help consumers and sellers of clean energy products and services identify opportunities and make connections while protecting consumers’ privacy rights.
- Streamline access to energy-related data and expand the options available to utility customers to share and use their data in useful ways.
“E Source is excited to have this opportunity to help New York achieve its nation-leading clean energy vision. We aim to make data useful for our customers across the US and Canada,” says Adam Stotz, CTO at E Source. “This project means more to me as a resident of Buffalo; a graduate of the SUNY program and our CEO, Ted Schultz; participation in NYSERDA and Startup NY’s Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator; and part of a growing ecosystem of cleantech companies in the area. “
The IEDR platform will help reduce historical barriers to data access for New Yorkers living in disadvantaged areas (DACs), assist solution providers in providing services to DACs, and improve government and service delivery in this area. Potential benefits to DACs will be included in the IEDR case-by-case prioritization criteria, and local governments, low-to-medium income and civil society organizations for environmental justice, and non-governmental organizations will be consulted throughout the IEDR stakeholder engagement process to ensure priority use cases. throughout Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the program we bring direct assistance to DACs.
NYSERDA will coordinate with other state agencies that will have a role in implementing the IEDR platform, including DPS, New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO) ), and electric and gas utilities (IOUs) and New York State.
New York State Climate Action Plan
New York State’s climate agenda is the nation’s strongest climate and clean energy initiative, seeking an orderly and positive transition to clean energy to create jobs and continue to promote a green economy as New York State recovers from COVID-19. a disease that exists worldwide. Enacted by the Climate Leadership and Public Safety Act, New York is on track to achieve its mandated goal of a renewable electricity sector by 2040, including 70 percent renewable energy generation by 2030, and achieving a comprehensive carbon economy. It builds on New York’s unprecedented investments to promote clean energy including more than $35 billion in 120 major renewable energy projects and statewide deliveries, $6.8 billion to reduce building emissions, $1.8 billion to increase solar power, more than 1. transportation measures and more than $1.6 billion in NY Green Bank commitments. Combined, these investments support nearly 158,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector by 2020, a 2,100 percent growth in the distributed solar sector since 2011 and a commitment to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. Under the Climate Act, New York will build on this progress and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, while ensuring at least 35 percent of the goal of 40 percent of clean energy investment gains. It is aimed at a better society and the progress of the country until 2025. Energy efficiency targets to reduce energy consumption in the area by 185 trillion BTUs of end-use savings.