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    PSC issues REV Track One Order

    On February 26, 2015, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order to adopt a policy framework for a reformed retail electric industry. In the Order, the PSC also will decide those issues that need resolution at this stage, discuss numerous issues that need further development, and specify a process for moving forward.

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    NY Prize accepting proposals for microgrids
    that meet energy and resiliency needs of local communities.

    Applicants, which may include local governments, community organizations, non-profit entities, and for-profit companies, can now submit proposals for Stage 1 Feasibility Studies. Click this slide for a link to the RFP.

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    Grid Related Research at New York State’s Universities: Final Report January 2015

    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. The final version is now available for viewing, click above to learn more.

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    Utilities: The Future’s Distribution System Platform

    The New York State Public Service Commission (NYS PSC) took the bold step of launching the “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding in April 2014. They mapped an ambitious vision of the future for the state’s electricity system, giving more than 200 stakeholders the opportunity to participate in a collaborative process charting the “rules of the road” for the path forward.

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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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    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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    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

Smart Grid Activity “Down Under”

Community level energy projects, including localized smart grids, are being launched at a fast clip in Australia, which, at the same time, is seeing many [...]

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North America Is Center of Smart Grid Sensor Market

North America will be the center of what promises to be a booming market for smart grid sensors, according to a new IHS study. By [...]

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The Smart Grid: A Psychological Perspective

If you’re involved in any aspect of the energy industry, you know a lot about the smart grid, including recent advances in smart grid technology, [...]

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Global Smart Grid Market to Exceed $118 Billion by 2019

The global smart grid market will reach USD 118.1 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 18.2% from 2013 to 2019, according to a [...]

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Dr. Massoud Is ETS “Thought Leader of the Year”

The 2015 Energy Thought Summit (ETS) will honor University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Massoud Amin, widely regarded as “Father of the Smart Grid,” as its [...]

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ConEd to Invest $1.5 Billion in Smart Meter Program

Noting the key role smart meters plan in advancing the grid, Thomas Magee, general manager of Con Edison’s Smart Grid Implementation Group, noted that the [...]

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Upcoming Events

NIST – Grid 3.0 Workshop @ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day


Grid 3.0 Workshop

Enabling New and Evolving Markets and Business Models

Many utilities are examining how their business model will evolve over the next several years. Some states such as New York and California have opened proceedings to discover this in a broad stakeholder forum. Entities such as the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) are looking into fundamental new ways of combining markets with control systems (i.e. transactive energy and control). This session will explore these and other concepts related to evolving the business model and how markets function as we modernize the grid.

Jim Gallagher will be speaking at this event.  To learn more and to register for this event, please click here: https://www.pointview.com/e/983#event

Purpose: The Grid 3.0 Workshop builds on the success of the November 13, 2015 Electricity Sector Issues Roundtable: Grid 3.0 and Beyond (http://www.nist.gov/cps/electricity-sector-issues-roundtable.cfm), which was organized by a partnership of six government and industry organizations and is part of a planning process that aims to help shape the grid’s future. The next step in this planning process is the Grid 3.0 Workshop, which is designed to dive in deeper into the interoperability challenges identified at the Roundtable and to work collaboratively to develop the action plans needed to overcome these challenges.

In this context, “Grid 1.0” can be thought of as the legacy grid of the 20th century, “Grid 2.0” is the emergence of the smart grid with automation and information technology improvements, and “Grid 3.0” is what comes next: for example, a future grid with advanced grid operations and greater interactions with consumers and other infrastructures. The Grid 3.0 Workshop will bring together experts from a variety of stakeholders including utilities, ISOs / RTOs, regulators, federal agencies, manufacturers and researchers to key topics emerging from the Roundtable discussion, such as: Resilience; Reliability (including efficiency and sustainability); Emerging and evolving markets; New actors in the grid ecosystem; and the Pace of technology innovation. The Workshop will have plenary sessions and theme-organized breakout sessions, to be determined.

The March 26-27, 2015 workshop will address key topics emerging from the November 13, 2014 roundtable discussion, such as:

· Enabling New Entrants and Innovation
· Impact of Technology and Flexible Resources
· Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency
· Enabling New and Evolving Markets
· Architecting the Change
· Evolving Industry Structure

Location: Green Auditorium, Administration Building (101), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop with panel sessions
Sponsor(s): NIST, DOE, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC), NEMA and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

For more information:
Conference Chair: Don Von Dollen – dvondol@epri.com
Technical Chair: Erich W. Gunther – erich@enernex.com

Military and Government Microgrids Summit @ Hilton Arlington
Apr 8 – Apr 10 all-day


April 08-10, 2015 | Hilton Arlington | Arlington, VA

Click here for more information and to register. 


DOD, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Representatives will Outline their Plans and Requirements for meeting the DOD’s Microgrid Procurement Needs.The Department of Defense has a long history of contracting for power supplies and energy efficiency improvements, but the mechanisms that have been used present some complexities and complications beyond what is normally seen on a utility PPA or industrial off take agreement.

Jim Gallagher, Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, will be presenting “New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) & Other State Microgrid Initiatives” on Friday, April 10th.

Click here to view the Summit Agendas

Click here to Register for this event. 





The Third National Microgrids Conference @ DoubleTree Hotel Dallas - Market Center
Apr 14 – Apr 16 all-day

[Download Agenda]     [Register Online]

ACI Welcomes:

Michael Stadler, PhD, M.S., Research Scientist, Microgrid Team Leader Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Michael will present on DER-CAM: Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model.

Andrea Ruotolo, Senior Project Manager, New York State Smart Grid Consortium. Andrea will present on Advancing Community Microgrids in New York State: Analysis and Action Recommendations Stemming from New York’s Rev Proceeding.

John Kelly, PEER Program Lead, Green Building Certification Institute and Kurt Yeager, Vice Chairman, Galvin Electricity Initiative/Perfect Power Institute. John and Kurt will present on Microgrid Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal.

Hear the latest, most successful case study presentations on:

  • Deploying microgrids for achieving strategic energy objectives, such as developing storage capacity and increasing energy efficiency
  • Maximizing the use of renewable energy in such microgrids to ensure cost effectiveness and an acceptable business model to achieve profitability and success
  • Exploring technologies available to implement microgrid systems, reviewing the costs and returns on investment
  • Microgrid development for strategic use of new tools for demand management and prioritizing loads
Exclusive Tour Added:

See the microgrid at Oncor’s New Technology Demonstration & Education Center on Thursday, April 16 – reserve your spot now (tour is limited on a first-come, first-served basis)!

Pre-register and Save $695!

Registration Before February 27,2015: $1,695
Registration After February 27, 2015: $2,390
Register 3 people & receive 1 complimentary pass

Discounted registration with:
Angela Hamilton
(414) 221-1700 ext. 148
Register online with Promo Code: MG3

Registration includes:
Interactive pre-conference workshop
EXCLUSIVE TOUR of Oncor’s Microgrid
Admission to all presentations by industry leaders
Formal networking receptions
Meals and drinks during event
Post-event access to all digital presentations

[Download Agenda]     [Register Online]

The Resilient Smart Grid Workshop – Spring 2015 @ Brookhaven National Laboratory
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day


We are pleased to invite you to a workshop entitled “The Resilient Smart Grid, Spring 2015” hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).  This workshop will be held at BNL located in Upton, New York (Long Island) on April 16 and 17, 2015 (see attached flyer).  The following link can be used to access the website where you may register and obtain additional information:  http://www.bnl.gov/rsgworkshop/

If you are NOT a U.S. citizen and would like to attend this workshop, you will also need to register in BNL’s Guest Information System (GIS).  This needs to be completed no later than March 16, 2015 in order to be granted access to BNL for the workshop.  The link for the Guest Information System can be found on the BNL website at http://www.bnl.gov/guv/gis.asp.  When registering please see the attached information sheet with the necessary answers to pertinent questions.

New York Power Summit @ Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

New York Power Summit
April 20-21, 2015 : New York , NY

Nowhere in North America is the future of the power industry being confronted more directly than in New York State. The state is at the nexus of many important regulatory, market and technology trends, whether it’s the impending closure of a major power plant, the Public Service Commission’s regulatory initiatives, the urgent need for increased resilience, or the emergence of demand response and microgrids to address load pockets. It is against this backdrop that New York Public Service Commission has formulated the REV (Reforming the Energy Vision) Initiative. The centerpiece of REV is the development of a “distributed system platform” (DSP) that will enable the integration of distributed generation and other DERs, including energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

The New York (NY) Power Summit will discuss the REV initiative, the DSP, and its impact on the industry. In addition, it will examine the promise vs. the practical development reality of microgrids and their role going forward. The roster of distinguished speakers will also confront the salient elements, trajectories and consequences of many important (and often competing) regulatory, market and technology forces. Finally, the summit will evaluate the various state efforts to finance and encourage clean energy markets sufficient to ensure a robust, sustainable power delivery system.

James T. Gallagher, Executive Director of the  New York State Smart Grid Consortium will be speaking at this event.

For a full list of speakers please click here.


The current regulatory policies regarding the implementation of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)

Distributed system platform is a centerpiece of REV. What is the role the distribution utility can play in enabling market based deployment of DER, load management and greater efficiency, including peak load reductions?

Technical issues related to grid resiliency and system hardening to ensure quick power restoration

Discuss grid interconnection: Technical issues and how to address them, such as stability and control, cybersecurity threats and standards

The evolution of State support for private and public partnerships to encourage robust, sustainable clean energy markets

For Registration and Pricing please click here.

National Town Meeting on Demand Response & Smart Grid @ Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
May 26 – May 28 all-day


Registration is now open for the 12th Annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid! Sign up today and take part in the premier demand response and smart grid event in the US. 2015 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

May 26-28, 2015 

Washington, DC
This year the National Town Meeting on DR and Smart Grid will continue to focus on how to integrate DR and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) on the modern grid.

Integration is the word that keeps coming up in the conversations taking place within the DR and smart grid community. The question on everyone’s mind is “how are all of the new technologies that are bursting onto the electricity scene going to be planned, deployed, and operated in a way that takes advantage of what they offer while keeping the electricity system reliable and economical?” We are talking not just about integrating DR, but other DER like DG, storage, EVs, microgrids, distribution automation systems, etc.

But wait…there’s more! What about transactive energy and the expected rise of the “prosumer?”

In planning this year’s Town Meeting, we are building an agenda which will give you a deep dive into some of these areas, and give you enough of a taste of each one so that you get an integrated picture of how everything is going to fit together. Joining with ADS will be a number of different interest groups representing these different DER areas, and they will help ensure a robust, substantive set of sessions that will expand your awareness and understanding of all the things you need to know as a member of the DR & smart grid community.

Jim Gallagher, Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium will be speaking at this event.

To view the full list of speakers please click here

Register today to reserve your seat at what is shaping up to be an exciting, innovative, and informative event!


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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