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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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).
April 08-10, 2015 | Hilton Arlington | Arlington, VA
HEAR FROM KEY DOD, DOE AND STATE DECISION MAKERS AS THEY SHARE THEIR WANTS, NEEDS AND PLANS FOR INVESTING IN MICROGRIDS
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Registration Before February 27,2015: $1,695
Registration After February 27, 2015: $2,390
Register 3 people & receive 1 complimentary pass
(SPACE IS LIMITED!)
Discounted registration with:
(414) 221-1700 ext. 148
Register online with Promo Code: MG3
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Register today to reserve your seat at what is shaping up to be an exciting, innovative, and informative event!
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.