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.
$40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency
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.
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 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.
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.
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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The International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2014 (IESC 2014) combines a comprehensive, high-quality conference with first class exhibition and incomparable networking opportunities. Centrally located on the campus of Farmingdale State College, IESC 2014 will offer industry participants the opportunity to connect with customers, exhibitors, and other researchers locally and globally. The conference will provide a premier venue for showcasing new technologies, concepts and research in the fields of sustainability and renewable energy. The industry’s brightest minds will meet and exchange the latest knowledge, forge meaningful business relationships and create connections with influential people all around the world.
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National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change
December 2-3, 2014
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:
Topics covered will include:
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.