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The New York State Smart Grid Consortium is a unique public-private partnership that promotes broad statewide implementation of a safe, secure and reliable smart grid.
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    Grid Related Research at New York State’s Universities

    The immediate goal of this project is to identify research capabilities related to grid modernization at universities throughout the state. This effort is part of a larger initiative to organize and promote statewide smart grid-related research. Our preliminary draft is now available for viewing, click above to learn more.

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    New York Allocates $3.3 Million to Improve Grid Resiliency and Efficiency

    Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop technologies that add resiliency and efficiency to New York State's electric grid.

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    Governor Cuomo Announces NY Prize Resiliency Competition
    To Launch This Fall

    $40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency

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    Welcome to the NYS SmartGrid Consortium

    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.

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    Governor Cuomo Announces Winners
    of PowerbridgeNY Contest to
    Drive Development of Clean Energy Products

    Joint Columbia University/NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Center Funds Projects to Turn Cleantech Ideas into Businesses and Grow New York's Economy. Click here to read the press release.

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    RISE : NYC

    RISE : NYC is a competition designed to identify and deploy creative new technologies and solutions to make New York City businesses more resilient to the impacts of future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change.

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    NY State Public Service Commission (PSC) – Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative

    The energy industry is in transition. Technological innovation and increasing competitiveness of renewable energy resources, combined with aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and system security and resiliency needs, are all leading to significant changes in how electric energy is produced, managed and consumed. New York State must lead the way to ensure these trends benefit the State’s citizens, whose lives are so directly affected by how electric energy is manufactured, distributed, and managed.

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    Priority Initiatives

    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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    News & Events

    For the latest News and Events for New York State Smart Grid Consortium
    as well as Industry ad Global Smart Grid news please click above.


Latest News

Protecting the Grid from All Hazards

The Energy Department takes the security and reliability of the power grid very seriously, and work closely with federal, state and industry partners around the [...]

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Grid Friendly Integrated Circuit Makes Home Appliances More Responsive to Electric Grid

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory helped develop an integrated circuit to help make home appliances more responsive to the electric grid.  Check out this [...]

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Smart Grid Technology Business Booming

The smart grid is becoming big business, driven by the need for a more responsive, automated global power grid. With the past two years seeing [...]

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Understanding The Grid: An Infographic

How does electricity get power from a power plant into your home or business? Check out this infographic by Energy.gov which shows the basic functions [...]

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Upcoming Events

National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day

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National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change

December 2-3, 2014 

Washington, DC


I am writing to let you know of an important new event that will happen in Washington, DC on December 2-3 – The National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change.

If you are involved or interested in learning how smart grid technology and practices, such as demand response, can reduce carbon emissions and help in compliance planning for EPA Section 111(d) regulations, this event is for you as it will feature case study presentations and workshops on how to include smart grid in such plans.

If you are involved or interested in how smart grid can help in climate preparedness and adaptation, and introducing more resiliency into the electricity system, this event is for you.

The Summit will aim to “connect the dots” between smart grid and climate change, and establish an understanding that smart grid can be an essential part of any climate action planning, whether in response to government emission restrictions (e.g. EPA’s Regulations under 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act), or in preparation for various climate change events and scenarios (e.g. severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy).

The Summit will be designed and implemented in the style of the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, and feature roundtable discussion sessions with top business and government leaders, who will discuss these issues with each other and with the audience. It will also include in-depth breakout sessions in two tracks: one on Smart Grid & Mitigation and one on Smart Grid & Adaptation.

You should consider attending this event if you:

  • Work in a State Utility Commission, State Air Agency, or Governor’s Office;
  • Have responsibility in a utility for demand response, smart grid, distribution management or risk management;
  • Are a company who provides smart grid and demand response technologies and services;
  • Are in a federal agency dealing with energy, environment, commerce, trade, or emergency preparedness and management;
  • Are a policymaker with responsibility for smart grid and/or climate change policy;
  • Are a researcher or consultant that advises other parties on smart grid and climate change;
  • Or are a member of the overall energy and environmental communities that wants to understand the important new nexus of smart grid and climate change.

Topics covered will include:

  • How DR and smart grid can be part of a 111(d) State Implementation Plans
  • Case studies on emission reduction using demand response and smart grid technologies
  • How a smart grid can help integrate renewable energy
  • Intelligent, dynamic efficiency in grids and buildings
  • Dynamic management of storage for resiliency purposes
  • Microgrids and grid resiliency
  • Using smart networks for outage management and restoration
  • Grid infrastructure risks under climate scenarios and how to manage them
  • Balancing grid hardening with grid “smartening”
Micro-grids: Best Practices around Technology Challenges
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am


The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on the current challenges and solutions around micro-grid technologies that members of the Practitioner Network’s Micro-grids Working Group are employing and scaling. This webinar is part of the broader work that the UN Foundation is undertaking on energy access and as part of the Clean Energy Mini-grids High Impact Opportunity (HIO) area within the UN and the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

For more information and to participate, visit: https://cleanenergysolutions.org/training/micro-grids-best-practices 

Microgrid Development for Public & Private Sectors East Coast
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

Join New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Princeton University, New York Power Authority, Con Edison and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation at the Microgrid Development for Public & Private Sectors East Coast meeting taking place this March 2015 in New York.


Key Topics:

  • Strengthen the relationship between utilities and microgrids by identifying the potential business opportunity with NYPA
  • Develop microgrid advancement strategies to strengthen overall grid resiliency and reliability with The Navy Yard Management and Development
  • Enhance islanding capabilities through Princeton University’s story of success during Hurricane Sandy
  • Explore new research on microgrid formats and designs with Con Edison


Key Speakers:

James Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Will Agate, LEED AP
Senior Vice President
Navy Yard Management & Development Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Charles A. Freni, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

Edward Borer, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Energy Plant Manager
Princeton University


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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