An initiative of New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision, REV Connect brings together companies and electric utilities to accelerate innovation, develop new business models, and deliver value to New Yorkers. The initiative offers a central forum for third parties to submit partnership ideas and to receive expert guidance, feedback and facilitation, and match ideas with utilities to advance high quality REV demonstrations, non-wire alternatives, and other innovative projects, while enhancing the culture of innovation in New York State.
As a REV Connect facilitation partner, Navigant established and has operated the program since 2016, working to:
Assess the current state of REV implementation through stakeholder engagement
Build functional tools, including an online idea submission portal, evaluation tools, and best practice guides
Facilitate REV advancement through multifaceted engagement, including day-to-day coaching on ideas as well as structured workshops, webinars, conferences, and Innovation Sprints
Plan for long-term innovation by creating road maps to continue the active facilitation of REV Connect
“The project represents a radical new way for utilities to approach problem solving without the rigid formalities of an RFP process. We chose to recognize it particularly due to the results in the past year from its concentrated focus on clean heating and cooling, efficiency, and electrifying transportation,” said Robert Walton, reporter with Utility Dive.
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