New NYSERDA Funding Opportunity for PEV-Enabling Technologies

Yesterday NYSERDA released a new solicitation, PON 3016, which seeks proposals for projects that research and demonstrate innovative technologies, policies, and systems that can help overcome market barriers to plug-in electric vehicle adoption in New York State by making PEVs more desirable for consumers and more economically viable, reducing their impacts on the electric grid, and/or improving their (already significant) environmental benefits. 

 Of particular interest are technologies and strategies that can integrate PEVs into the electric grid, improve the user experience for PEV drivers, reduce the cost of deploying PEV charging infrastructure, ease financial and regulatory obstacles to PEV adoption, and increase market demand for PEVs.  Proposals should focus on research, results, or strategies that can become economically viable on their own and be replicated and implemented throughout New York State in the near term to advance PEV acceptance.  This solicitation is not for technology development and is not intended to pay primarily for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) deployment.

 Three categories of projects will be considered for funding

  1. Education and Outreach Projects that educate specific target audiences (such as car dealers, planners, or municipalities) in order to promote the solicitation goal. This may include spreading knowledge about successful PEV strategies or programs that have been done in New York or elsewhere.  These projects will generally consist of curriculum or workshop development, one or more outreach events, and development of a plan explaining how the activities can be continued once NYSERDA funding is exhausted.  Projects funded in this category will be limited to a maximum of $50,000 per project of NYSERDA funds. 
  2. Feasibility and Market Research Studies, including activities and research to develop plans and related planning processes, strategies, and policies for New York State that have the potential to achieve the solicitation goal.  This includes research to identify market characteristics that impact policy decisions related to the solicitation goal. These studies generally should consist of paper studies resulting in a publishable final report.  Projects funded in this category will be limited to a maximum of $150,000 per project of NYSERDA funds.
  3. Integration and Demonstration of New Technologies that have the potential to achieve the solicitation goal while advancing one or more of the Focus Areas. Demonstration projects generally consist of equipment installations or software deployment accompanied by data collection and analysis that results in a publishable and publicly available final report. Projects funded in this category will be limited to a maximum of $500,000 per project of NYSERDA funds.


More information and all forms required for submission of proposals can be found at  Proposals are due to NYSERDA on February 10, 2015 at 5pm.  A second round of proposals will be accepted in Summer 2015 if there is still funding available.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in submitting a proposal, please pass this on to them.  Questions can be directed to Adam Ruder via email: or at: 518-862-1090 x3411.