Take a NY Minute – Our KEDNY-KEDLI rate case agreements

Proposed REV Demonstration Projects in DNY

This article is one of a series that will help create awareness on the major components of our KEDNY/KEDLI rate case agreements.

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(Photo:  MicroCHP)

National Grid has developed the first and only proposal to demonstrate the principles of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for natural gas service.  The company’s full Gas REV demonstration projects are included as part of our rate case agreements.

“We have an integrated team from across the company to develop and implement our Gas REV projects to leverage the use of our natural gas infrastructure in Downstate New York,” says John Isberg, VP of Market Development.  “Our demonstration projects include gas technologies to make our natural gas network safer, smarter and more resilient while helping to protect the environment and supporting our customers’ 21st century energy needs.”

Over the next three years the company plans to implement the following four REV demonstration projects:

  • Flood Zone Protection Packages – deploy 1,000 residential methane and flood detectors in New York City and Long Island areas that are flood zones; the packages also include other Gas Automated Metering Infrastructure technology such as automatic or remote shutoff valves and sensors that can identify potentially hazardous conditions as well as provide usage analytics for customer efficiency opportunities
  • MicroCHP – implement 20 residential systems that provide both heat and power in New York City and Long Island areas that have electric constraints
  • Gas Demand Response – a pilot targeting 20 commercial customers in New York City and 10 on Long Island that will reduce peak gas demand by at least 25 percent
  • Infrastructure Utilization – support partnerships for environmentally superior and cost-effective technologies that use natural gas for NGVs, air conditioning and distributed/smaller onsite generation

“We will also implement a REV-like pilot on Long Island to demonstrate geothermal heating and cooling,” says Chris Cavanagh, New Energy Solutions.  “Geothermal energy uses the constant temperature of the earth for heat in the winter and cooling in the summer.”

The initiative will focus on homes and public buildings in low-income areas in Suffolk County.  The objectives of the pilot are to validate local installation costs, energy savings and environmental and economic benefits.

KEDNY-KEDLI Rate Case series:

Modernizing our gas system
Leveraging gas operation technologies
Gas safety performance metrics and compliance
Gas expansion and growth
Proposed REV Demonstration Projects in DNY
Enhancing the customer experience
Helping our most vulnerable customers
What’s happening with Economic Development?
Hitting the ground running – our implementation plan

 

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