NYSERDA Announces Selection of Program Manager and Utilities Data Advisor to Develop and Support Integrated Energy Data Resources

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The centralized platform will facilitate the analysis of important network information to help determine policy, investment and operational decisions

21 October 2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the selection of Deloitte Consulting LLP (Deloitte) as the Program Manager to organize and administer the activities of the Integrated Energy Data project. Resource (IEDR) of New York and Pecan Street Inc. (Pecan Street) as IEDR’s utility data advisor to oversee and provide advice on utility data research efforts. The centralized platform will facilitate the analysis of important network information to help inform policy, investment and operational decisions. The creation of the IEDR will accelerate the deployment of clean energy solutions and supports the goal that 70% of the state’s energy come from renewable resources by 2030, as set out in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA said, “NYSERDA looks forward to working with Deloitte and Pecan Street as we embark on this important modernization and data compilation effort to provide increased public access to state energy system data. This resource supports Governor Hochul’s commitment to increasing transparency in state government and its related operations by providing broad access to energy data to New York’s energy stakeholders and all interested parties.

The centralized platform provided by the IEDR is intended to facilitate the analysis of important information about the electricity grid to help researchers, clean energy project developers and the public to determine policy, investment and decision decisions. operational. The provision of integrated energy data on customers and energy systems, such as the customer’s tariff plan, energy bill, interval and location usage, system hosting capacity and grid demand should attract investment, enable analysis, help identify operational efficiencies, promote innovation and encourage new business models, creating value for customers and the state’s energy system. Today’s announcement represents an important milestone in the advancement of the IEDR, which was approved by the Civil Service Commission in February 2021 with NYSERDA appointed as the program sponsor responsible for overseeing the team. IEDR.

Deloitte, a professional services organization providing consulting, advisory, risk management and tax audit services, has been selected for a five-year, $ 5 million program manager contract to oversee a team of vendors solutions, including an IEDR solution architect and development team, and organize and administer all activities that will lead to the operation of the IEDR, including:

  • Support the work of a steering committee made up of staff from NYSERDA and the New York State Department of the Civil Service (DPS) to lead this initiative;
  • Assist NYSERDA in the on-going development, implementation and facilitation of a rigorous stakeholder engagement process to inform and guide all phases of the IEDR lifecycle, including support for coordination of public service and advisory group work related to public service activities and engagement with various stakeholder groups inform the development of the IEDR; and
  • Identify and ensure delivery of a minimum of five use cases for the IEDR system within 24 months. Use cases are high priority means by which IEDR can be used to generate value and will be further defined as part of the stakeholder process.

Pecan Street, an energy and climate research and development organization was awarded $ 400,000 as a utility data advisor to provide dedicated oversight and advisory support to NYSERDA and DPS on data from utilities, such as energy consumption, grid capacity and distributed energy. resources and technology required to provide data to the IEDR. The Pecan Street team will serve as subject matter expert on utility data systems and participate in the IEDR utility coordination group.

For interested parties, the IEDR implementation plan [PDF] filed with the PSC on October 1, 2021, outlines the first phase of activities, budgets, schedules and milestones that are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Deloitte is proud to help New York State harness data and information to help respond to the climate crisis. said Gary Rahl, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Head of Energy Reform for Deloitte’s Government and Utilities practice. “New York’s Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) will accelerate the state’s efforts to develop its clean energy economy, improve the resilience of its energy systems, and strengthen its communities by reducing energy costs. ”

Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street Inc. said, “New York is already at the forefront of the nation in cleaning up and strengthening the network in ways that create jobs and opportunities. The IEDR continues New York’s leadership by developing essential solutions for the integration and management of energy data that are necessary to accelerate a just energy transition. We are delighted to support NYSERDA and DPS in this innovative and forward-thinking initiative.

The IEDR is expected to evolve to include a wide range of useful information and functions which may include weather, demographics, local government planning and zoning, building attributes, land attributes, property taxes, real estate values, locations of environmental justice zones, electric vehicles (EVs), types and locations of EV chargers, charges of EV chargers, localized charging capacity of the network, DER aggregations by operator, DER aggregations by network service and metrics energy quality.

NYSERDA anticipates additional solicitations in early 2022 to add a Solution Architect and an Implementation Contractor to the IEDR team. The Solution Architect will provide the information necessary to specify the complete IEDR design requirements and be responsible for preparing a preliminary design plan. The Implementing Contractor will be responsible for acquiring, configuring, building, deploying, integrating and activating all of the IEDR components required to meet the use cases. priorities and in accordance with the design requirements of the IEDR.

NYSERDA will coordinate with other state agencies that will also play a role in the implementation of the IEDR, 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) owned by investors in New York State.

LIPA, NYPA, and jurisdictional utilities will share the initial development costs of the IEDR.

New York State’s National Climate Plan

The nation’s leading New York State Climate Agenda is the country’s most aggressive clean energy and climate initiative, calling for an orderly and just transition to clean energy that creates jobs and continues to foster a green economy as New York State recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Written into law by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York is on track to meet its goal of a zero-emission electricity sector by 2040, of which 70% is produced from renewable energy. ‘by 2030, and achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. It builds on New York’s unprecedented investments to develop clean energy, including more than $ 21 billion in 91 large-scale renewable projects across the state, $ 6.8 billion to reduce emissions from buildings, $ 1.8 billion to develop solar power, more than $ 1 billion for clean transportation initiatives, and more than $ 1.2 billion in NY Green Bank commitments. Together, these investments support more than 150,000 clean energy jobs in New York City in 2019, 2,100% growth in the distributed solar sector since 2011, and a commitment to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power. by 2035. With the Climate Act as a guide, New York will build on this progress and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, while ensuring that at least 35 percent with a target of 40 percent of the benefits of clean energy investments to be directed to underprivileged communities, and advance progress towards the state’s energy efficiency target by 2025 of reduce on-site energy consumption by 185 trillion BTUs in end-use energy savings.

About NYSERDA

NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use energy renewables and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals strive to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram.

Last update: 10/21/2021



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