Introducing the 2018 Demand Management Program - Webinar Invitation

Posted: March 17, 2017 - 11:45 / FOA-RFI-RFP
We are pleased to share the 2018 Demand Management Program rules.  As previously communicated, the focus of the program is to lower peak load on the hottest weekday afternoons through financial incentives for various demand management projects at large customer locations.  
We are inviting you, our customers, market partners and aggregators to apply.  If your facility undertakes an eligible project that will be completed by the deadline stipulated below, we encourage you to complete and submit the attached application to  
In the 2018 program, the incentives will be set via the Demand Management Auction Mechanism (DMAM), which is described in more detail in the attached Technical Data Requirements.  Unlike prior programs which set incentives by technology type, the auction format will enable customers and technology solution providers to bid for the exact incentive amount needed for individual projects.  This new procurement method will help meet New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) goals, engage the marketplace, assure transparent rules, and drive toward increased price efficiency.
We intend to hold at least two auctions.  Projects with highest chances of winning an incentive award will:
1. Have lowest incentive requested on a kW reduced basis. Hence, you are encouraged to propose incentive levels that are lower than the ceiling levels shown below.
2. Be “advanced technology” type of projects (Refer to Appendix B for more information on advanced technology projects.), although projects that are not “advanced technology” can also win.
3. Minimize total cost while maximizing kW reduction level. 
Projects not selected for an incentive in the first auction can reapply to future auctions.
In the interest of allowing the winning projects to complete work by the stipulated deadline, the schedule for the projects to apply and get selected is aggressive and is shown below.  The installation deadlines are also shown.
Incentive Limits
All incentives will be capped at the LESSER of: 
4. 50% of the project cost estimate as determined by Con Edison, or 
5. 50% of the actual project costs, or 
6. Incentive levels listed in the chart below, based on kW estimates as determined by Con Edison, or 
7. $3 million per project, or
8. $5.5 million per market partner or applicant (see Appendix A in the Technical Data Requirements for more information).

We will be holding a webinar at which we will go over the program rules, the auction mechanism and answer your questions.  The webinar is scheduled for Monday, March 27, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.  If you are unable to click on the link, go here to register:
We look forward to receiving your applications.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at
Team DMP
Energy Efficiency & Demand Management Programs
Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. 
4 Irving Place, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003