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Major Clean Energy Projects Completed in New York

New York is continuing its strong commitment to clean energy adoption with the completion of two new projects, as announced by Governor Cuomo: an energy [...]

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Avangrid Foundation Awards Students with Scholarships

The Avangrid Foundation has awarded 13 students with grants to help conduct post-graduate research into energy, the environment, and data science. The Foundation is partners [...]

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Clean Energy Communities Initiative to Support Clean Energy Usage

New York is constantly working to advance clean energy statewide. Governor Cuomo has announced the launch of Clean Energy Communities, a $16 million initiative, as [...]

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North American Leaders Announce Energy Partnership

President Obama, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto announced the North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership at [...]

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New York Establishes New Clean Energy Standard

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has established the state’s first-ever mandate to require 50 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources [...]

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Largest NY Public School Solar Project Completed

The new solar arrays in the Avon Central School District mark the completion of the largest solar project in New York. The project, which is [...]

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New Smart Grid Tool Calculates Impacts and Benefits from Investments

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a new tool to estimate outcomes of smart grid technologies. The free web-based Emissions Quantification [...]

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$16 Million from DOE for Energy Projects, Including two from Brookhaven National Lab

The Department of Energy is putting a greater focus on developing clean energy technologies. About $16 million in funding will support 54 projects at 12 [...]

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Upcoming Events

IEEE ISGT 2016 @ Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown (Minneapolis, MN)
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day


The Seventh Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held September 6-9, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss issues and effective strategies for grid modernization given the changing electric industry landscape due to the advent of information and communication technology and the emergence of renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs). The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, industry exhibits, and tutorials by experts on smart grid applications and systems integration. The theme for this year will be “Transformation and Advancements for Grid Modernization,” and will include an emphasis on advanced distribution management systems, the integration of distributed energy resources, the seams between distribution and bulk power operations, and the needed approaches for both planning and operations.

To learn more, please visit: http://sites.ieee.org/isgt-2016/

Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum 2016 @ Conference Chicago Center (Chicago, IL)
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day


The need to increase the reliability of solar and wind power, integrate distributed energy resources, and meet new regulatory requirements are compelling energy providers to evaluate options for grid-scale energy storage. In addition, industrial and commercial customers are leveraging on-site storage to reduce demand charges, ensure power quality, and move toward grid independence. Indeed, Navigant Research expects global installed energy storage for the grid and ancillary services to reach 21 GW by 2024 and $15.6 billion in revenue.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.esinnovationforum.com/

Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry @ Columbus, OH
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

IEEE PES PLAIN TALK courses for the power industry professional will help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background. You will gain insights into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups, and the factors and trends that impact the operation of today’s electric power systems. These courses are also appropriate for new engineers to the industry, or for engineers in other fields who are transitioning to the electric power industry. These courses aim to increase your understanding of the electric power system by providing you with practical knowledge that you can use as you work in or with this important industry.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-at-2016-pes-esmo

Power the Way for Education, Inc. – 3rd Annual Linemen Appreciation Day @ Columbia County Fair Grounds (Chatham, NY)
Sep 17 all-day

Power the Way for Education, Inc.

The mission of Power the Way for Education, Inc. is “Education of the Next Generation of Utility Lineworkers”.  Power the Way for Education, Inc. has been established to assist with scholarships, career counseling, tutoring, and promoting safety in the workforce for future lineworkers.  Power the Way for Education, Inc. will work with industry leaders to provide continuing educational programs for first responders and current linemen.

We would like to invite you to take part in the 3rd Annual Linemen Appreciation Day event that will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the Columbia County Fair Grounds in Chatham, NY.  This event was created to provide an educational experience for community members, youth groups and to bring recognition to the industry.

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo 2016 @ Milwaukee Convention Center (Milwaukee, WI)
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day


ECCE is the foremost IEEE conference in the field of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion. ECCE2016, to be held in the heartland of the North America energy conversion industry, will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, as well as industry expositions and seminars. It will provide engineers, researchers, and professionals a perfect blend of state of the art, technical prowess and commercial opportunities in one attractive location.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.ieee-ecce.org/

Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium @ Loews Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)
Sep 29 all-day


Join us in Philadelphia for the sixth annual Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium, the premier industry event focused on best practices in smart grid education and engagement. This year’s event will be hosted by PECO, part of the Exelon family of companies. From education design to measuring behavior change, this annual event covers all aspects of smart grid customer education.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.smartgridcustomereducation.com/

Energy Storage North America @ San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, CA)
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day


Energy Storage North America (Oct 4-6, 2016, in San Diego, California) is North America’s largest energy storage conference and exhibition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal-making. More than 2,000 attendees from dozens of countries will come together to learn, strategize, network, and ultimately shape this fast-growing market.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.esnaexpo.com/

GlobalSIP 2016: Symposium on Signal and Information Processing for Smart Grid Infrastructures @ Washington, DC
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day


The fourth IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) will be held in Washington, DC, USA on December 7–9, 2016. GlobalSIP has rapidly assumed flagship status within the IEEE Signal Processing Society. It focuses on signal and information processing and up-and-coming signal processing themes. The conference aims to feature world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and oral and poster sessions. GlobalSIP is comprised of co-located symposia selected based on responses to the Call for Symposium Proposals.

To learn more, please visit: http://2016.ieeeglobalsip.org/sym/16/SGI

Renewable Energy World International – Power Generation Week @ Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, FL)
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day


Renewable Energy World International (formerly Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America) has a proven track record as renewable energy’s leading conference. Featuring insightful discussions and presentations during technical sessions related to technology, markets, business strategies and policy covering the wind, solar, biomass, hydro, geothermal, ocean/tidal/wave, biopower, bio-fuels hydrogen and energy sectors. There has never been a better time to be a part of the exciting, ever-growing world of renewable energy! We provide a unique opportunity to network with thousands of experts about the technologies and trends on the forefront of the renewable industry’s future.

To learn more and register for this event, please click here.


Smart Grid Modernization Activities Underway In NY State

There are a variety of key activities now underway in New York State that are relevant to grid modernization.

Learn more about these activities by clicking here to read more about NY State Smart Grid Modernization.

  • Con Edison Modernized Distribution System Demonstration
  • Con Edison Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project
  • Con Edison CoolNYC Program
  • Orange and Rockland Smart Grid Deployment Project
  • LIPA 110 Corridor Demonstration Project
  • NYISO Phasor Measurement Unit Network for New York
  • NYPA Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines
  • New NYISO Control Center
  • NYSEG Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage Plant
  • National Grid – Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Partnership
  • AES Energy Storage 8MW Battery-based Storage System

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