The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is calling for submissions of feasibility studies and demonstration projects on energy storage to boost the state’s clean energy capacity.
According to NYSERDA, it is offering a total of $15.5 million in funding for research papers and demos that support renewable energy technologies, help ease demand burdens on the state’s power grid, and save end-users money.
Commenting on this project, NYSERDA president and CEO John Rhodes stated:
“Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the state is leading in the development and use of clean energy technologies, including storage. We are now seeking the next wave of innovation to bring to customers the benefits of energy storage, and to make energy use more efficient and the environment cleaner for all New Yorkers.”
Particularly, NYSERDA specified that concept papers and demos should be focused on “already commercially available” green technologies that can be replicated throughout the state. And of course, they should have the potential to support the energy goals of the state, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating more renewables.
NYSERDA announced that it will accept concept papers and proposals until March 2020, but the deadline could be moved earlier when all funds are fully committed. Proposals will be selected using a competitive process and then funded to be completed.