The New York State Smart Grid Consortium
is a unique public-private partnership that promotes statewide implementation of a safe, secure and reliable smart grid.
NYSSGC partners with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and ProsumerGrid to Help Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Power Grid
The purpose of the Consortium is to collectively harness the unique resources of New York State to help define and achieve its strategic Smart Grid vision; facilitate and enable timely, efficient, cost-effective Smart Grid developments; and serve as a model for the nation.
The collaborative investment will accelerate the flexibility of the electric grid to increase New Yorkers’ access to renewable energy resources and help meet the state’s energy storage deployment target of 1,500 MW by 2025. The investment, allocated between now and 2025, will specifically address key market and financing barriers, accelerate implementation of up to 150 MW of grid flexibility projects, and decrease market risk.
On May 9, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) showcased efforts of the NYSSGC, and ProsumerGrid, in partnership with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), to help inform strategic decisions on ways in which to strengthen the island’s power grid today and in the future. The efforts will be supplemented by the ARPA-E funded DSO simulation studio tool developed by ProsumerGrid.
To help with Puerto Rico’s long-term grid-planning efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, NYSSGC is partnering with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and ProsumerGrid to evaluate and recommend ways to make the island’s power grid more reliable, resilient, and sustainable. Click on the photo to read the press release.
REV Connect Innovation Sprints focus attention on timely and specific utility needs for innovative energy partnerships. For each Innovation Sprint, NYSERDA invites market players to submit ideas within a specific theme and timeframe. The Sprints will kick off with two webinars on March 6th and March 8th focused on introducing key opportunities for collaborating with NY utilities and ways in which to participate. For more information on the Innovation Sprints and associated webinars, click this slide.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), on behalf of the state, has been chosen to coordinate the development of offshore wind resources with New York State agencies. Taking a leadership role in this effort, NYSERDA has spearheaded the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, which provides a roadmap to reaching the state’s goal of 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030 while being sensitive to environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues. The plans also addresses market barriers and measures to lower costs. For more information and a link to a PDF of the Master Plan, click this slide.
Released in January 2018, this whitepaper was published to shine light on the NY Public Service Commission's approach to tackling REV. Following their analysis, the EDF presents the following recommendations: 1. Build a smart platform; 2. Align utility earnings with environmental outcomes; 3. Engage customers -- transforming electricity buyers into market participants.
The 2017 New York Consumer Pulse Study was sponsored by the Consortium to better understand the views of New Yorkers on key energy related issues. It was conducted in partnership with the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. This study examined key measures of consumer awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and perceived benefits and barriers as they relate to Smart Grid-enabled programs, the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, and advanced energy technologies.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord. The initiative is a multi-pronged strategy to grow New York's emerging clean energy economy and prepare the workforce for the long-term careers associated with this industry. In partnership with the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell University and Climate Jobs NY, this initiative focuses on accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy growth to make New York a magnet for new energy technologies and creating 40,000 new, good-paying clean energy jobs by 2020.
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium is part of a team that was awarded $3 million overall from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a Distribution System Operator Simulation Studio.
Navigant and the Consortium selected six representative community microgrid projects for investigation. Click the photo to read more!
New York Microgrid Inventory report is to present New York State Smart Grid Consortium Members and other Consortium stakeholders with information on all major New York State-located microgrid projects. Click photo to learn more.
The final report of the MDPT Working Groups supporting NYS’ Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding is available. Click the photo to learn more!
The long-term goal of modernizing New York’s electrical grid to improve reliability and resiliency,
lower long-term costs, and identify best practices to meet the evolving energy service needs of
consumers, will only be achieved through a collaboration of many different stakeholders who are
each responsible for different parts of the solution.
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the state legislature to take action on a number of initiatives detailed in his “2019 Justice Agenda.” Among [...]
Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the 76West Clean Energy Competition will accept applications for its fourth round through April 15, [...]
In a further move to combat climate change and meet the state’s clean energy goals, the New York State Public Service Commission has approved significant [...]
In a press release, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced a plan to invest $250 million between now and 2025 to accelerate the flexibility [...]
New York State Smart Grid Consortium Executive Director James T. Gallagher will be a speaker at the ACI’s 9th National Conference on Microgrids, to be [...]
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the availability of $40 million to support solar-powered projects that integrate energy storage. The funding supports the [...]
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to release proposed regulations that would require all power plants in the state [...]
Local energy industry leaders from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will gather at the Tri-State Community Energy Summit, which will provide step-by-step information on how to create and manage community-based energy production to stimulate local economies; save money for residents and small businesses; increase resilience to power outages; reduce emissions; and steer profits back into the community. Highlights of the summit include:
In addition, a Tri-State Executive Briefing will be held to provide a one-day tutorial to help local governments aggregate community energy. Click here for more information.
America’s largest conference and exhibition for the global offshore wind power industry, USOW19 is the No.. 1 networking hub for businesses seeking to invest, find partners, or secure contracts in upcoming US offshore wind projects. USOW19 conference unites 1200+ offshore wind executives, covering all aspects of the US offshore wind markets, including two deep-dive breakout sessions on Commercializing Floating Wind Turbines and US Offshore Wind Supply Chain. The USOW-EXPO exhibition happening alongside the conference hall will accommodate 60+ exhibition booths for companies that wish to sell products and services into the US offshore wind supply chain. For more information, click here.
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.