Initiative to develop new resources to support collaboration and
advance innovative energy projects and business models
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2016--
Navigant has been selected by the New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a key partner to establish and
operate REV Connect, an initiative to advance critical project
development under Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), Governor Cuomo’s
comprehensive strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy
system for all New Yorkers.
REV Connect will offer a central forum for third parties to submit REV
project ideas and receive expert guidance, feedback and facilitation,
and will match ideas with customers, communities, and utilities to
advance high quality REV demonstrations and other innovative projects,
while enhancing the culture of innovation in New York State.
“Innovation of energy technologies and business models, specifically for
distributed energy resources, are transforming the way utilities do
business as well as the way customers consume energy,” said Jan Vrins,
leader of Navigant’s Global Energy segment. “We are thrilled to
collaborate with NYSERDA to create a more dynamic, resilient, clean,
valuable, and affordable energy system in New York.”
President and CEO of NYSERDA John B. Rhodes said, “Under Governor
Cuomo’s leadership, New York State is at the forefront of energy
innovation, and REV Connect will help enable energy market participants
to develop and roll out cutting-edge solutions, find project partners
and learn from each other’s experiences. We look forward to working with
Navigant and its partners on this important work.”
Navigant, partnered with the New York Battery and Energy Storage
Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium, Modern Grid Partners and Zpryme, will:
Take stock of the current state of REV implementation including REV
Develop an inventory of areas of interest, identified and potential
market needs, promising ideas, challenges, and means to engage with
REV market participants.
Develop a REV Connect online portal and other tools for market
engagement to share knowledge and act as a point of intake for ideas,
technologies and projects, while also providing multi-faceted
engagement opportunities to market actors and utilities - from daily
availability to structured events aimed at fostering alignment and
Create a plan for continued operation of REV Connect beyond the term
of its contract.
About Navigant: Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a
specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take
control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry
knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach
to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests.
With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
About Modern Grid Partners: Modern Grid Partners is a utility
consulting firm that provides business and technology expertise to our
customer’s operations, projects, and future goals. Our team of
professionals is comprised of engineers, business consultants and
project managers, all with recognized smart grid expertise. We are
focused on increased operational performance and enhanced reliability by
embracing smart grid solutions, and have supported customers around the
world in bringing their vision to reality. Founded in 2015, Modern Grid
Partners is headquartered in Portland, ME.
About NY-BEST: The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology
(NY-BEST) Consortium was incorporated in January 2010 as a New York
State not-for-profit corporation to position New York as a global leader
in energy storage technology for transportation, electric grid, and
other applications. Energy storage technologies for stationary (in
buildings and on the electricity grid) and mobile (electric
vehicles—cars, buses, trains, subway cars) and portable electronics
(consumer and wearable devices) are addressing huge and rapidly growing
About Zpryme: Residing in Austin, Zpryme is a research, media,
and events agency with a focus on energy. Based on the creative
direction of our associates Zpryme, produces influential research,
Energy Thought Summit (ETS), and premium branding experiences that
challenge the status quo. Combined, ETS and Zpryme represent digital and
physical solutions that share stories of real people and engage ideas
and products influencing the grand energy transition. Learn more at www.zpryme.com.
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