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is a unique public-private partnership that promotes statewide implementation of a safe, secure and reliable smart grid.

 

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NYSSGC partners with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and ProsumerGrid to Help Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

 

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The Consortium was part of team, led by ProsumerGrid, that was awarded $3 million from APRA-E to develop a Distribution System Operator Simulation Studio tool.

 

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  • Welcome to the NYS Smart Grid Consortium

    Mission
    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.

  • DOE Reports on NYSSGC, PREPA, and Prosumer Grid Partnership to Strengthen Puerto Rico Power Grid

    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.

  • NYSSGC partners with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and ProsumerGrid to Help Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

    NYSSGC partners with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and ProsumerGrid to Help Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

    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

    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.

  • NYSERDA Spearheads NYS Offshore Wind Master Plan

    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.

  • EDF Tackles Linking Electric Utility Modernization to Maximum Environmental Benefits

    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.

  • New York Consumer Pulse Study

    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.

  • New York City

    Governor Cuomo: Major Climate and Jobs Initiative in Partnership with the Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR’s School and Climate Jobs NY

    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.

  • NYSERDA Announces NY Prize Stage 2 Winners

    NY Prize helps communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the electric grid. NY Prize is a part of a statewide endeavor to modernize New York State’s electric grid, spurring innovation and community partnerships with utilities, local governments, and private sector. Our mission is to enable the technological, operational, and business models that will help communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the grid.

  • Consortium Included in a $3 Million Award from ARPA-E

    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.

  • Community Microgrid Case Study and Analysis Report

    Navigant and the Consortium selected six representative community microgrid projects for investigation. Click the photo to read more!

  • New York State Microgrid Inventory

    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.

  • Market Design and Platform Technology (MDPT) Final Report Released

    The final report of the MDPT Working Groups supporting NYS’ Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding is available. Click the photo to learn more!

  • 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.

  • 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

REV Connect Innovation Sprint Webinar: Innovative Energy Efficiency

REV Connect is hosting  an kickoff webinar for its next Innovation Sprint focusing on innovative solutions for energy efficiency, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 2:00 [...]

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2018 New York REV Summit Explores NYS Energy Revolution

NYSSGC’s Executive Director James Gallagher will participate in a panel on “REV: A Path Forward” during the 2018 New York REV Summit, scheduled for May [...]

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NYSSGC Announces Partnership with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and ProsumerGrid, Inc., to Study Options for Strengthening and Enhancing the Resiliency of Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

Agreement signed by New York State Smart Grid Consortium, PREPA, and ProsumerGrid to Support the Planning of a Modern Electricity Grid Following Destruction Caused by Hurricane [...]

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ARPA-E, NASA Issue NASA iTech Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and NASA are inviting entrepreneurs and researchers to enter their ideas for transformative energy concepts [...]

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NYPA Announces $9M for Deployment of Equipment Sensors to Further Advance NYS Power System

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), a NYSSGC member, approved $9.3 million in capital expenditures for the first phase deployment of sensors to support the [...]

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Stony Brook University Researchers Developing Solar Panel Cleaning System

The SolarClear research team at Stony Brook University, a NYSSGC member, has received a $150K grant from PowerBridgeNY to advance a technology that uses electric [...]

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NYSSGC’s Gallagher to Keynote at Regional Energy Systems Leadership Expo

New York State Smart Grid Consortium Executive Director, James T. Gallagher will be the opening keynote speaker at the Regional Energy Systems Leadership Expo, to [...]

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NYSERDA Supports Clean-Energy Partnerships between New York and Israel

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a NYSSGC member, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Israel Innovation Authority [...]

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Upcoming Events

May
21
Mon
Optimization and Control for Smart Grids @ La Fonda Hotel, New Mexico
May 21 – May 25 all-day

The power grid, arguably the largest, most advanced, and most expansive engineered system ever built, operates according to laws of physics. The system is controlled, but only to a degree. Moreover, growth and diversification of demand along with increasing integration of time-intermittent renewable generation is making analysis, control, and optimization more challenging. Specifically, research is required to improve understanding of:

Spatio-temporal scales associated with power grids.Appropriate separation of spatio-temporal scales enables rigorous formulation of accurate, properly coarse-grained universal models capable of abstracting out qualitatively distinct phenomena, e.g.transient stability, cascades, voltage collapse, and electro-mechanical frequency waves. Proper formulation of these reduced models captures the basic qualitative grid phenomena which guide development of improved optimization and control methods.

Statistical characterization of power grids.Electrical grid operators routinely estimate the grid’s steady state from a limited set of measurements, e.g. voltage magnitude and power flows, however, fluctuations due to time-intermittent generation and deferable loads will become increasingly important in the future. New statistical methods and models must be developed to assess the impact of these new sources of fluctuation on system reliability, stability, and economic operation.

Fast, reliable algorithms to estimate the current and future state of the grid
.The grid is a large, complex system that must be analyzed and controlled in real time, and without dynamical estimation of the future grid state, control actions taken at the current time may lead to unreliable or unstable future operation. Accurate reduced models are necessary for this estimation because detailed dynamical models are too slow for real-time control.

Our conference will discuss these and other related challenges in Smart Grid Research by bringing together leading experts from power engineering, control and optimization theory, applied mathematics, network science and statistical physics.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

May
22
Tue
The International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies @ Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
May 22 – May 25 all-day

The International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Asia 2018), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held from 22-25 May, 2018 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore, the world’s gateway to Southeast Asia.

The IEEE PES ISGT Asia 2018 conference will be a melting pot of participants from academia, industry, research and development organizations, electric power utilities, power and energy sector service providers to discuss, share and exchange experience and ideas related to state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies for the future grid. The theme of this year’s conference is “Smart Grid Technologies for Smart Nations” and includes industrial panel sessions, keynote speeches, tutorials, papers and poster presentation.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

May
29
Tue
2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies @ Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day

IEEE 2018 (7th) International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE 2018) with its Special Session on EET (Energy Efficient Technology) and Special Session on PCEM (Power Control and Energy Management) will be held in 29 May – 1 June 2018 at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Sungai Long Campus, Kajang, Malaysia.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Smart Grids in Distribution Networks – Expert Workshop in Support of Deployment and Integration @ Mexico City, Mexico
May 29 all-day

This workshop marked the global launch of the IEA “How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks”. To support deployment of smart grid technologies, governments need to enable the policy environment that will allow innovative investment in smart grids by establishing clear and consistent policies and long term implementation plans. Mexico’s sweeping energy reform in 2014, following the historic constitutional amendment of 2013, have brought the country’s electricity networks under the spotlight. Against this backdrop, the event provided a timely opportunity to explore essential technology, policy and finance considerations for developing and implementing a national roadmap for smart grids. The overarching objective of this workshop was to support the Mexican government in its continued efforts to smarten the electricity distribution system, with a view to accelerate the transition to a clean and advanced power system. To accomplish this objective, the workshop focused on:

  • (i) examining existing barriers or issues to technology deployment;
  • (ii) engaging relevant stakeholders in discussions on policy and investment opportunities;
  • (iii) identifying response actions that foster next steps towards energy innovation in Mexico.

The event also captured smart grid considerations for the future analytical work of the IEA, particularly with respect to the 2016 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives as well as feeding input to the 2016 update of the IEA global Technology Roadmap for Smart Grids. The workshop outputs may also inform future ISGAN work priority setting.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

May
31
Thu
A Strategic Narrative for Modernizing the Grid @ New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“A Strategic Narrative for Modernizing the Grid,” hosted by the American Resilience Project, on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in Brooklyn will feature clips from American Resilience Project’s upcoming film series on grid modernization.  The event will also feature the film’s creators and energy experts on a panel exploring why upgrading the electric grid is vital to a prosperous economy and a healthy environment. For more information on the event, click here.

Jun
5
Tue
The Power of Heat @ Brussels, Belgium
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

COGEN Europe invites you to its Annual Conference and Gala Awards Dinner “The Power of Heat” on 5-6 June 2018 in Hotel Steigenberger in Brussels. At this largest event of the cogeneration sector in Europe, we will discuss the latest trends from the energy world in the presence of industry representatives, policymakers and other key stakeholders. The question at the centre of our annual conference will be how to decarbonise our power and heating system in an efficient and cost-effective way. We will focus on the role cogeneration can play in achieving Europe’s climate and energy goals.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Streamlining the Interconnection of Advanced Energy Solutions to the Grid @ Online
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 11am – noon PT, for the fifth webinar in our Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) series. Sahm White, Economics & Policy Analysis Director with the Clean Coalition, will present.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Jun
6
Wed
4th Annual Grid-Scale Storage Conference @ San Francisco, CA
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

The utility or grid-scale energy storage market is becoming more important than ever as renewable energy generation complicates the energy topography of the grid.

The potential size of the grid-scale energy storage market segment is very large in the many hundreds of billions of dollars. The electric energy sector will increasingly add on energy storage to enhance its generating capacity with the addition of necessary storage capacity and when one considers the size of the potential global market it is easy to understand why so many venture capitalists and energy storage startups are hoping to get even a small piece of what promises to be a very large pie.

Cost effective energy storage yields better asset utilization and well as the reduction of environmental damage from traditional energy generation, and now is becoming a reality due to economic and technological advances in bulk energy storage systems.

Attend ACI’s 4th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, June 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA to discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms.

This three-day conference will cover all aspects of the implementation of energy storage technologies as a key enabler of grid modernization, addressing the electric grid’s most pressing needs by improving its stability and resiliency. Investment in energy storage is essential for keeping pace with the soaring demand for electricity.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

 

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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