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NYPA Furthers K-Solar Initiative

The K-Solar initiative, which was launched in January 2014 to help combat climate change, helps schools reduce energy costs and promote renewable energy use. The [...]

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CUNY Energy Institute Researchers Develop Sustainable Battery

Researchers at The City College of New York, one of the colleges at Consortium member The City University of New York (CUNY), have announced the [...]

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The Necessity of Smart Grid Cyber Security

With the energy industry becoming more technology-focused, it is important to develop strong security barriers to ensure the system remains efficient and operative. Use of [...]

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DOE’s Online Series on Energy Topics

The Department of Energy has put together an informative collection of facts, called “Joules of Wisdom,” on a variety of energy topics, including wind power, [...]

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Smart Grid Labs Focusing on Microgrid Testing, Survey Shows

According to recent results from a survey by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), microgrid testing has become a large focus at smart grid research [...]

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New York City’s Electricity Journey

The New York Times has recently published an in-depth overview of electricity in New York City.  The article thoroughly covers the state’s electricity, including creation, [...]

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Thousands of Clean Energy Projects Underway in NY

The NY Green Bank, a division of Consortium member New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has closed 13 transactions in 2016, which [...]

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New Energy Efficiency Training Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is administering a new Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Training Program to educate building operations and [...]

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Upcoming Events

Responsible Business Summit NY @ Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Delivering purpose… for people, the planet and profit

Register Today!

The 2017 conference brings the best, the most innovative and most inspiring brands in responsible business to New York at #RBSNY – 200+ attendees learn how to deliver purpose for commercial success, the environment and stakeholders.

  • Profit: Use sophisticated data to build a more effective CSR business case
  • People: Influence stakeholders and drive culture change to make the right ‘sell’
  • Planet: Accelerate progress through technology, environmental and supply chain risk mitigation
Annual New York State Green Building Conference @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day

15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

March 30-31, 2017
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

The upcoming 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 conference in this historic downtown venue!

As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. Last year’s conference attracted participants representing 8 states and 31 counties across New York State. Conference participants represented many industries including architecture, engineering, construction, consulting, deconstruction, landscape architecture, government, higher education, K-12 education, state agencies, real estate, and management firms.

Call for Abstracts

The New York State Green Building Conference Abstract Selection Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals. Presentations must fit within a 60 minute timeframe, including time for questions. New and innovative topics that meet the intent and purpose of this conference are encouraged to apply. Please use the form available here and submit the completed form to nysgreenbuilding@gmail.com by November 21, 2016.

The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by SUNY-ESF in partnership with:


The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.


Experience the NYS Green Building Conference in a whole new way by staying at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, and enjoy this newly renovated hotel with convenient features and a contemporary feel.

To make your room reservations, call the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at (315) 474-2424 or (888) 236-2427 and ask for “ESF Green Building Conference”. Reservations must be made prior to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to receive the rate of $139 per night.

Each individual will be responsible for making their own reservations. A credit card guarantee will be required at time of reservation. Individuals may call the hotel or submit their reservation requests via mail. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is not responsible for individuals who may believe they have reservations but do not have a valid confirmation number from the hotel. Individuals who make reservations outside the block or through third-party agents and e-commerce sites are subject to the terms of that booking and may not change reservations directly with the hotel.

Check in time is 3:00 PM; check-out time is 12 noon.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Tel: 315-474-2424 (Hotel)

2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum @ Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

Grid Modernization Forum


The next-generation smart grid is one that leverages technology and business model innovation to deliver greater efficiency, cost control, reliability, and high-quality service flexibility to end users of all types. Together with advanced metering infrastructure, the grid of the future will employ cutting-edge advances in Big Data analytics, energy storage, power generation, IoT and M2M communications, cyber security and more to deliver a harmonized, distributed energy system that efficiently meets the growing requirement for clean, sustainable, and reliable energy across the service regions. Evaluating these technology innovations, determining which ones make sense within various business scenarios, and ensuring their seamless integration and interoperability is a top priority for energy providers.

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the fronters of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will come together to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the smart grid to the next level. Case studies of improved network performance, resiliency, outage restoration, and distributed energy resource (DER) integration will be examined with an eye toward determining best practices and technology advances for today’s energy ecosystem. Like the 2016 edition, this will be a unique opportunity to network with top industry professionals who are leading the way toward effective grid modernization and the integrated, interoperable, resilient energy network of tomorrow.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Case study best practices and strategies for enhancing grid reliability
  • Analyzing the NY REV initiative
  • Outage restoration advances
  • Managing and integrating distributed energy resources
  • Energy storage advances for improved grid performance and independence
  • Ensuring interoperability between key systems
  • Advanced communications networks and technologies for smart grid systems
  • Advanced grid sensing, measurement and control technologies
  • Energy storage and microgrids as a strategy for power resiliency and cost control
  • Integrating renewables while achieving grid stability and reliability
  • Enabling consumer choice while controlling costs and enhancing efficiency
  • Cyber and real-time response to disruptions
  • Design and grid modeling tools
  • Business cases and models for next-gen smart grid services
  • Recent regulatory and policy developments impacting grid modernization
  • And more

To learn more about this event and to register, please visit: http://www.grid-modernization-forum.com/index.htm

Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century @ Traditions at The Links, East Syracuse, NY
Apr 21 all-day

Thirteenth Annual
Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

*New York State 50% by 2030
*United States 30% by 2025

Hear from National & NYS experts.
April 21, 2017
E. Syracuse, New York

Future of Energy Summit @ Grand Hyatt NYC, New York, NY
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

Agenda Topics

Changing fundamentals and the value of electricity

Transportation: do consumers want a transport transformation?

The rise of distributed energy and smarter energy management

kWh’s are growing harder to value as daily supply profiles are disrupted by close-to-zero marginal cost renewable energy. How will this fundamental change affect energy market players and regulators and what has been learnt in the most advanced markets?

How will changing consumer preferences, regulatory pressures and technology changes shape the automotive market in the next ten years? Will EVs take off or remain niche products? What will this mean for oil markets and electricity demand? Is the transport industry facing large scale disruption?

What is the state and what are the implications of retail rate reforms and the blurring of the boundary between transmission and distribution grids for distributed energy, energy storage applications, consumers and market players?

Grid Edge World Forum 2017 @ San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day


Building on last year’s success, Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum 2017 returns as the only conference and exhibition focused exclusively on tomorrow’s distributed energy system. We’ll discuss and debate the latest issues and opportunities impacting tomorrow’s distributed energy system, and examine the trends and innovation happening at the grid edge.

To learn more and to 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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