NYSERDA Completes Phase 1 of NY State Energy Data Resource Platform  - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  March 29, 2024

NYSERDA Completes Phase 1 of NY State Energy Data Resource Platform 

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the completion of the first phase of development of the New York State Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) platform. 

This statewide centralized platform is designed to expand access to energy-related data from New York’s electric, gas, and steam utilities to support innovative business models and accelerate the deployment of clean energy solutions. 

The announcement supports New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or Climate Act, goal for 70% of the state’s electricity to come from renewable resources by 2030.

 “The aggregation and analysis of large datasets from the various sectors of the clean energy industry can unlock valuable insights and pave the way for innovation,” said Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA, in a statement. “The deployment of new emissions-reducing solutions in support of New York’s ambitious climate goals will be greatly facilitated by the IEDR platform, and we are excited to partner with industry leaders in leveraging this data to drive significant benefits for New Yorkers.”

The first of two phases planned for the implementation of the IEDR platform were completed. Phase one includes the launch of two major platform versions: the Initial Public Version (IPV), launched in March 2023, and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), which is now live. The launch of the IPV has enabled user access to utility hosting capacity maps as well as installed and planned distributed energy resources (DERs) information. It laid the foundation for successfully launching the MVP of the platform, which added the following use cases:  

  • DER siting data, including environmental, community, terrain, land type, and property assessment. 
  • The Electric Infrastructure Assessment Tool, which includes hosting capacity and DER map enhancements that enable a clearer understanding of the siting and installation process. 
  • The ability to find and filter rate options across New York state investor-owned utilities. 
  • Basic rate data and a tariff book for individual rates.  

The Efficient and Effective Access to Existing Customer Billing Data feature is now available in an online environment known as a “sandbox environment” that allows users to explore the functionality and value of the feature with mock data sets, which includes simulated meter data for hypothetical accounts. 

The full rollout of this feature, which will allow utility customers to share their actual customer data with approved third-party energy companies, will occur in 2024 as part of Phase 2 program development.

Phase 2 functionality is planned to grow to include data on electricity consumption, renewable energy installations, greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency metrics and more. It is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2024 and anticipated to expand and enhance the IEDR platform to include approximately 40 additional use cases by July 2026. Funding for the second phase was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission  in January 2024.

The IEDR platform was established by the Public Service Commission’s Order Implementing an Integrated Energy Data Resource to address the need for comprehensive and reliable energy-related data in the state of New York. The Commission appointed NYSERDA as the Program Sponsor, responsible for defining, initiating, overseeing and facilitating the IEDR Program on behalf of the New York State. 

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