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Update – August 17, 2015

Pursuant to the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan issued February 26, 2015, the Market Design Platform Technology (MDPT) final report is being released via this website.

This report culminates the work of the Market Design and Platform Technology Working Group (MDPT) in support of the PSC’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding. The MDPT stakeholder engagement sought to develop recommendations for consideration by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff as they develop guidance for New York utility Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs) on near- and mid-term Distributed System Platform (DSP) market design and platform technology issues.

The combination of public feedback received to date and this report is being provided as a resource for the DPS Staff’s consideration in developing DSIP guidance and further development of the DSP market and platform. To view feedback on the MDPT draft report, please click here.

The report benefited greatly from the detailed work, contributions and deliberations of the MDPT working group and advisors and every effort has been made to capture key themes and fairly represent multiple perspectives. This effort could not have been possible without the tireless dedication of MDPT working group members and advisors, who devoted significant time, resources and energy to lend their expertise. However, the material contained in this report does not necessarily reflect consensus views of MDPT working group members or advisors. Further, the final report is intended to be an input for the DPS Staff’s consideration and does not represent DPS Staff or the PSC’s views.

About This Site

This website is a resource for Market Design Platform Technology (MDPT) working group members to access information related to scope, schedule, materials and deliverables, including final reports making recommendations to the Public Service Commission. This website also allows the public to provide feedback on the draft materials of the working groups.

About MDPT

On January 8, 2015, the Department of Public Service issued a ruling that New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff should immediately select, convene and coordinate, with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), two closely-related groups addressing market design and platform technology. The working groups have several tasks:

  • Consider the next level of detail around market design and platform technology needed to move towards the DSP vision in the near-term
  • Make recommendations on key market design and platform technology elements (e.g., DSP functions and responsibilities, products to be exchanged, needed standards, etc.) needed in the near-term, provide reports to the Commission.
  • Provide guidance on these issues to inform utility Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs)