NYPA project named Grid Edge winner

A partnership between the New York Power Authority and Talisen Technologies has been named a 2016 winner of the Grid Edge Awards, which recognize the top 20 companies or projects that have the potential to shape the distributed energy system of the future.

The partnership was recognized for its Energy Manager program, which may be the single biggest effort to integrate building-side energy management data with statewide energy goals. The energy monitoring operations center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will provide comprehensive energy reporting for more than 3,000 public buildings, in order to help to meet the state’s BuildSmart NY goal to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent in state government facilities by 2020.

Talisen’s Enterprise Sustainability Platform serves as the underlying data collection, analysis and reporting analysis platform for the operations center.

NYPA’s operations center has a larger role to play in the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, which envisions demand-side management becoming a commodity on future distribution system markets. The agency is already working with other cities in New York, and intends to support effective measurement and verification tools for energy-efficiency projects and to support NYPA’s demand response programs.

Greentech Media started the Grid Edge Awards in 2014 to identify companies that embody grid edge industry transformation. Winners include pioneers, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers, and others who showcase innovative products, market-disrupting business models and an overall forward-looking vision.

Awardees are selected based on their contribution to grid edge technology transformation, increasingly critical at a time when utility business models are facing change and more distributed energy resources are coming online.

“The Grid Edge Awards is an annual benchmark for our industry,” said Steve Propper, who directs the awards for Greentech Media. “This year’s group is made up of technology vendors making the greatest impact on the market in terms of deploying disruptive solutions commercially. It also includes utilities making smart investments to optimize their distribution network architecture and prepare for the future architecture of the grid.”

Winners will be recognized at Grid Edge World Forum, taking place June 21-23 in San Jose.

A full list of the winners is here.