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Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

The ATWG is committed to working with other organizations and stakeholders to advance program goals. We encourage technology vendors, research entities, and other interested parties to share specific proposals for coordination through this ATWG Input Form.

The ATWG held its first technical conference on April 27, 2023 at the Department of Public Service in Albany, NY. Representatives from the ATWG and its Task Forces presented information on current work and future plans. The ATWG plans to hold future sessions to facilitate collaboration with industry stakeholders and interested parties.

Advanced Technology Concept Papers 

The Advanced Technology Working Group (ATWG) seeks concept papers for innovative and commercially viable grid-enhancing technologies that can contribute to improving and modernizing the New York electricity grid. Instructions for submissions can be found here. 

Submissions must be made electronically to by April 26, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET. 

All questions about this Call for Advanced Technology Concept Papers should be directed to

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the ATWG accept concept papers related to the three technologies already being assessed through individual task forces (i.e., Energy Storage, Dynamic Line Rating, and Power Flow Control)?

A. The current solicitation is designed to expand the pool of technologies for evaluation beyond the 3 already considered. However, stakeholders may still submit concept papers related to the 3 technology areas.

Q. Is this solicitation related to any previous New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON)?

A. There may be thematic overlaps between a previous NYSERDA PON or RFP and the ATWG’s Call for Advanced Technology Concept Papers. However, this is a separate solicitation designed more to survey new and innovative technologies that the ATWG may not be aware of or has not previously considered, and less to look for a specific technology or solution for a specific program in mind.

Q. How much funding is available on a per project basis? Are these concept papers intended to be used for a future funding program?

A. The current solicitation is intended to widen the scope of technologies that the ATWG can evaluate for grid-enhancing applications. In other words, there may be technologies that the ATWG is not aware of, and this solicitation will give the working group a sense of what the market thinks are mature and effective technologies that can help improve and modernize the New York electricity grid. As such, although there is no funding associated with the current solicitation, the pool of concept paper submissions may inform the ATWG of future funding/program opportunities.


We are happy to share information or discuss your ideas. Please feel free to contact us by email at for general inquiries and feedback.


Our Mission and Background


The goal of the Advanced Technology Working Group (ATWG) is to establish a sustainable working group and R&D program to help ensure that the electric transmission and distribution systems in New York can support the achievement of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLPCA) goals.

The ATWG aims to identify, discuss, and resolve technical barriers and challenges associated with developing and deploying advanced technologies on the New York electric transmission and distribution (T&D) systems. ATWG’s goal is to ensure that the necessary policies, procedures, and standards exist to address technical, process, regulatory, and economic concerns related to modern and innovative technologies.


On January 20, 2022, the New York Public Service Commission issued its Order on Power Grid Study Recommendations, directing the Joint Utilities and Commission Staff to establish a group tasked with addressing “the challenge of identifying and removing barriers to the deployment of new technologies.” The Advanced Technology Working Group (ATWG) has come together to serve as the working group directed in that Order.

Our Work

The ATWG includes representatives from the New York Department of Public Service, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York investor-owned utilities, power authorities, and power authorities, and the New York Independent Service Operator (ISO). The ATWG holds regular meetings to discuss issues related to technology innovation and the deployment of technologies that can support CLCPA goals. The ATWG works with organizations involved in the New York Coordinated Grid Planning Process (CGPP) to help evaluate advanced technology-based solutions in power grid planning.

The ATWG oversees and coordinates the activities of three Task Forces that are focused on advancing high priority technologies. These are:

  • The Energy Storage Task Force, focused on increasing the deployment of energy storage in electric transmission and distribution applications.
  • The Dynamic Line Ratings (DLR) Task Force, focused on applying DLR technologies to increase the capability of existing transmission and distribution lines to deliver more energy from renewable energy resources to customers.
  • The Power Flow Control (PFC) Task Force, focused on PFC technologies to ensure the reliability and efficiency of electric transmission and distribution systems as net-zero resources increase.

The ATWG is exploring other technologies that will support ongoing power grid reliability and goals of the NY CLCPA.


Reports, Presentations, and Regulatory Background

Spring 2023 Technical Conference Presentation, April 27, 2023

This presentation was delivered by the ATWG to engage with stakeholders at the NY DPS Staff Office in Albany, NY.


Progress Report, January 20, 2023

This report summarizes ATWG activities and milestones from 2022 and presents a program plan for 2023.


Research and Development Plan for Advanced Transmission and Distribution Technologies, July 20, 2022

This report presents the ATWG’s mission, governance, R&D approach, and near-term plans. It provides background information on the high-priority technology areas that are the focus of our Task Forces.


Utility Transmission and Distribution Investment Working Group Report, November 2, 2020

This report details the objectives of the ATWG in the context of transmission and distribution efforts related to the May 2020 DPS Order on Transmission Planning Pursuant to the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefits Act.


New York State Utility Transmission and Distribution Investment Working Group - Advanced Technologies Working Group Report, October 29, 2020

This report outlines the initial objectives and scope of work for the ATWG, including potential technology solutions and synopses of pertinent government funded projects and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) programs. 


New York Department of Public Service, Order on Transmission Planning Pursuant to the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, May 14, 2020

This Order was issued by the NY PSC in Case 20-E-0197, Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Implement Transmission Planning Pursuant to the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (Transmission Planning Proceeding) and provides the basis for exploration of advanced transmission technologies as a means to achieve environmental policy objectives and related requirements.