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Solar Energy has Great Potential in Buffalo Niagara Region

The Buffalo Niagara region may be an asset when it comes to solar energy. A new National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study shows that the [...]

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NYPA Cuts Rates for NYC and Westchester Customers

The New York Power Authority recently reduced rates for municipalities, schools, and public agencies in New York City and Westchester County by 3.6% and 2.37%, [...]

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NYPA Approves Power Allocations for ReCharge NY Program

The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved low-cost power allocations to 30 organizations. This approval falls under the ReCharge NY program, which [...]

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National Grid Named in World’s Most Ethical Companies List

NYSSGC member National Grid has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for a sixth time. The program honors companies that excel [...]

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SolarCity’s “SolarStrong” Project in Works

Consortium member SolarCity is working with Balfour Beatty Communities to work on their first “Solar Strong” project, completing more than 1,300 rooftop solar installations at [...]

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NYPA Wins EPRI Technology Transfer Awards

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has received an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Transfer award for research that contributes to the understanding of [...]

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NYSERDA Installing Rooftop Solar Arrays at Cornell

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Cornell University are working together to install new rooftop solar arrays on two university [...]

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Con Edison Launching Personalized Energy Report System for NY Customers

NYSSGC member Con Edison is launching a new report system for 270,000 New York customers. Some customers in Brooklyn and Westchester County will be receiving [...]

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Upcoming Events

Distributed Energy Development & Deployment @ Washington Plaza (Washington DC)
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day


Distributed Energy Adopters and Leaders Gather to Develop the Local, Distributed Grid of the Future

Learn from and Network with Leaders from:

  • The GSA, DOE and other Federal Facilities Managers
  • State and Market Representatives from California, Connecticut, ERCOT, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and more!
  • Reps from the Government of the District of Columbia, City of Lancaster, City of Las Vegas, San Francisco Department of the Environment, Sustainable Westchester and more!
  • Community Choice Aggregation, Community Energy, Shared Renewables, Campuses and School District Energy Managers
  • Leading Distributed Energy, Energy Storage and Microgrid Financiers
  • 25+ Leading Developers and Utilities



To learn more, please visit: http://www.infocastinc.com/events/distributed-energy

Grid Edge World Forum 2016 @ Fairmount San Jose (San Jose, CA)
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day


Join us June 21 – 23, 2016 in San Jose, CA to showcase innovation shaping the next generation 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, please visit: http://www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/grid-edge-world-forum-2016


Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS) @ PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day


Following the success of the Inaugural Rural Smart Grid Summit in 2010, the Municipal Smart Grid Summit was launched in 2011 and has since been bringing our Partners together with Public Power Utilities – in an intimate setting to introduce technology and services for updating the North American Electric Utility Infrastructure.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.smartgridsummits.com/municipal-smart-grid-summit

The 2016 American Control Conference – Smart Grid Control @ Boston Marriott Copley Place (Boston, MA)
Jul 5 – Jul 8 all-day


The ACC will offer workshops addressing current and future topics in automatic control from experts in academia, national laboratories, and industry. The workshops at ACC 2016 will take place prior to the conference on Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5.

To learn more, please visit: http://acc2016.a2c2.org/workshops.html

National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid @ Marriott Metro Center & Ronald Reagan Bldg and Int'l Trade Center (Washington DC)
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day


The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® is the premier event in the US focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications. It is unique in that it devotes an entire day to roundtable discussions featuring experts in demand response and smart grid, who discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments. The National Town Meeting also features panel discussions, case studies, and presentations of best practices. Another hallmark is attendee engagement, whether through Q&A sessions with top business leaders and policymakers, through formal electronic voting, or through the National Town Meeting’s reception and other networking sessions.

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

Grid Resilience and Security @ Boston, MA
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Grid Resilience and Security

Strengthening plans and protocols to manage response in the aftermath of a cyber and/or physical attack on the grid is paramount in preventing potential widespread outages. Collaborate with top grid resilience and security experts to focus on best practices in security plan implementation and mitigation efforts to meet the needs of customers and regulators in the event of a physical or cyber security breach.

This premier marcus evans conference will discuss how to improve drills, leverage mutual response, enable strategic communication, and apply pertinent technologies to enhance security and resiliency efforts. Case studies and panel discussions with experienced peers will share lessons learned in the preparation for and the aftermath of cyber and physical attacks. The delegation will return home with a better understanding of the standards, systems, and processes used in the event of threats.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.marcusevans-conferences-northamerican.com/marcusevans-conferences-event-details.asp?EventID=22862#.VwO_96QrKM8

2016 IEEE PES General Meeting – Paving The Way For Grid Modernization @ Sheraton Boston Hotel & John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (Boston, MA)
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day


To learn more, please visit: http://www.pes-gm.org/2016/

Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry @ Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)
Jul 19 – Jul 21 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-gm

2nd NY Energy REVolution @ The Westin NY Times Square
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
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/


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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