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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

New Proposed Regulations Call for All Power Plants in NYS to Be Coal-Free by 2020

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to release proposed regulations that would require all power plants in the state [...]

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NYSSGC’s Gallagher to Deliver Keynote at Transactive Energy Systems Conference

“New York REV, Past and Future” will be the subject of the opening keynote address to be delivered by NYSSGC Executive Director Jim Gallagher at [...]

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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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Upcoming Events

Jun
25
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Solar PV Workshop @ Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College
Jun 25 – Jun 30 all-day

Solar PV Workshop

June 25th, 2018 to June 30th, 2018
Lupton Hall room 130A
9:00am to 5:00pm

The workshop introduces the fundamental concepts in Photovoltaic technology. It provides training in the design, installation and maintenance of grid connected residential photovoltaic systems. The course is developed based on Task Analysis of NABCEP. Topics covered include:

  • Overview of PV Systems
  • Sunshine basics
  • How PV works
  • Components of a PV systems
  • Setup, configuration and sizing
  • Wiring and controls
  • Relevant sections of NEC
  • Zoning laws and building codes pertaining to PV systems
  • Interconnection requirements in New York State
  • Specific parameters of concern to utilities in grid connected systems
  • Practical experiments and demonstrations of different aspects of PV
  • Site visit with detailed explanation of maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Actual hands on set-up of a small scale grid connected system

In addition, basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. It is a 6-day, 48-hour training course that includes extensive hands-on experience and real world applications. The first day provides an introduction to basic electricity and PV concepts and it is optional for engineers and licensed electricians. Students are eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level PV Exam after completing this course. (additional fee applies)

The Solar Energy Center at Farmingdale State College is accredited as a training institution and continuing education institution on solar energy by the Institute of Sustainable Power. This is the first such center to be accredited in the Northeast and the fourth in the entire USA. The center promotes education, applied research, training and public awareness in sustainable energy and in particular solar energy. Farmingdale State College is the site of the first utility scale photovoltaic demonstration project in the Northeast U.S. Three 20 kW units and one 20 kW unit were installed at various locations on campus in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Jun
26
Tue
HydroVision International @ Charlotte, NC
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

HydroVision International is the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide. The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources, and helps participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

German American Offshore Wind Symposium @ Urban Tech Hub @ Grand Central Tech
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
German American Offshore Wind Symposium @ Urban Tech Hub @ Grand Central Tech | New York | New York | United States

Don’t forget to register for next week’s German American Offshore Wind Symposium. The event is bringing together experts from Germany and local US innovators to strengthen international knowledge transfer in the offshore wind sector and to discuss ways to cooperate. Please find the conference agenda including all speakers here.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Jun
28
Thu
The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City @ Exeter, UK
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Developing a smart city to better support growing urban population is a global and complex challenge and involves interdisciplinary fields. Key ‘smart’ sectors include transportation, cloud computing, networking, smart building, energy, health care, and water systems.

IEEE SmartCity-2018 is aiming to be a premier international conference in smart city. This conference is to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental or theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the area of smart city include all aspects of smart city with emphasis on algorithms, systems, models, compilers, architectures, tools, design methodologies, test and applications.

SmartCity-2018 will be hosted in Exeter, the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of the North and South Devon coastlines.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to SmartCity-2018. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by Engineering Index (EI). The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Jul
9
Mon
Grid Evolution Summit @ Washington, DC
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day
Grid Evolution Summit @ Washington, DC

There is only one place where all of the top electricity stakeholders, from regulators, ISOs, and utilities to technology providers, academics, and government agencies, put their heads together to determine how we will modernize the electric sector: the Grid Evolution Summit. You’ll have the opportunity to create solutions that will leave a lasting impact on our energy future. Don’t miss it.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Jul
10
Tue
Electrical Energy Storage North America @ Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Electrical Energy Storage North America @ Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA

Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. It takes place in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market: California. Co-located with Intersolar North America, ees North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with PV and beyond. In 2017, 130 energy storage exhibitors and more than 15,000 visitors participated in the co-located events. ees North America is part of the ees global exhibition series. Together with ees Europe in Munich, ees South America in Sao Paulo and ees India in Mumbai, ees events are represented on four continents.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Intersolar North America @ Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Intersolar North America @ Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 10-12, 2018 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

IoT Global Innovation Forum @ World Trade Center, Portland, OR
Jul 10 – Jul 11 all-day
IoT Global Innovation Forum @ World Trade Center, Portland, OR

The number of IoT smart objects is projected to grow from 2 billion in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020, generating a staggering amount of data and stimulating tremendous business opportunity for companies across a wide range of market verticals.* Now is the time for organizations to position themselves for success.

The 3rd IoT Global Innovation Forum, July 10-11, 2018 at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon features two days of focused networking and information sharing at the IoT cutting edge. This third edition brings together leading innovators, business executives and industry professionals to examine the latest advances and applications for commercial and industrial end users across sectors within the emerging Internet of Things ecosphere.

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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