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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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    Governor Cuomo Announces NY Prize Resiliency Competition
    To Launch This Fall

    $40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency

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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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    NY State Public Service Commission (PSC) – Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative

    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.

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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 & Events

NY Prize: Powering A Whole New Generation of Community Energy

NY Prize is a new first-in-the-nation competition that has been announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo which will support innovative resiliency and clean energy projects [...]

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Governor Cuomo Announces NY PRIZE Resiliency Competition to Launch This Fall

$40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency For Immediate Release – Albany, NY (August 26, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo [...]

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A Distributed, Intelligent Grid of the Future: California Takes the First Step

California is taking the first step  with state regulators and utilities starting to examine how to create a distributed and intelligent grid of the future. [...]

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Northeast States look to Microgrids to Prevent Power Outages

Microgrids are continuing to gain momentum as a way to keep the power going during long power outages. As the Northeast has seen an increase [...]

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There’ll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral? @ Urban Future Lab, NYC ACRE
Sep 9 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm


Today, we are witnessing the realignment of NY’s and the nation’s energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge.

Our conference, There’ll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?, brings together top experts and thought leaders who will use the 2013 Con Edison rate case settlement and New York’s 2014 Reforming the Energy Vision policy report for understanding the dynamics that are profoundly altering the power supply landscape and as a launch point for what people need to be thinking about now.

Place, Date and Time:

Urban Future Lab, NYC ACRE
15 Metrotech, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
8:15 AM–Noon

Registration/Breakfast: 8:15 AM–8:45 AM

Welcome: Nancy Anderson, Executive Director — the Sallan Foundation

Keynote Presentations:

John Rhodes, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

Michael Gergen, Esq., Latham & Watkins

Panel One: The Power Promise: Evolving Demand for New York Energy

Moderator: Elizabeth Brooke Stein, Esq., Environmental Defense Fund


  • Michael Delaney, Director–Energy Regulatory Affairs, New York City Department of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
  • Stuart Nachmias, Vice President of Energy Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Con Edison
  • Martin Insogna, New York State Public Service Commission

Panel Two: Technology Disruptors

Moderator: David Biello, Energy & Environment Editor, Scientific American


  • Dr. Robert Currie, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Smarter Grid Solutions
  • Archan Padmanabhan, Stationary Energy Storage, Tesla Motors
  • Fred Zalcman, Managing Director–Government Affairs, Northeast States, Sun Edison

Panel Three: Working Toward A Future That Works

Moderator: David Giambusso, Energy & Environment reporter, Capital New York


  • Philip Austen, Director of New York Program Strategy, National Grid
  • James Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  • Michael Sachse, Senior Vice President of Regulatory, Business Development and General Counsel, Opower



Event organized by: Sallan Foundation, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law, EDF, NYLCV, NYU Wagner, NYC ACRE, Urban Future Lab

Government & DoD Smart Grids & Alternative Energy Symposium @ Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Keybridge
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day



Gov. & DoD Smart Grids & Alternative Energy Symposium

Washington DC – September 10-11, 2014

2 Days for You to Network with Top Decision Makers and find Newest Opportunities!

Space is limited – Complimentary Attendance to Government / Military

Some of our Outstanding Confirmed Speakers:

Mr. Roger Natsuhara, SES — Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment

Mr. Roberto Guerrero, SES — Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy)

Mr. John “Jack” Wilmer, SES — Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Services, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Dr. Darrell Massie, PhD — Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation

Mr. Chris Bolton — Chief, Project Manager Mobile Electric Power, Technical Management Division, US Army

Dr. James Cale, PhD — Manager, Distributed Energy Systems Integration, Power Systems Engineering Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. James Galvin, PhD — Program Manager for Energy & Water, ESTCP, DUSD, (I&E)

This outstanding conference brings together the key planners and technical experts who are leading the way in developing military smart and alternative energy systems.

* The Latest Government/DoD Strategies, Plans and Roadmaps

* Military Energy Security and Informed Energy Operations

* Smart and Microgrid Technologies and Installations

* Alternative Energy Technology Development & Integration

If you wish to speak, exhibit or both at this outstanding event please contact us at: wbudding@ttcus.com

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel @ Nashville | Tennessee | United States


The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel’s Second Annual Conference will be held in Nashville this year. The Conference will be preceded by a SGIP Members Meeting beginning September 15.

Registration and details coming soon so stay tuned y’all!

EUCI Conference: Microgrids and Smart Communities @ Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

Given the proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), market viability of renewable energy, and a need to increase local electricity reliability and ensure outage resilience, microgrids have emerged as an appropriate solution for incorporating customer-side generation, and an enabler for islanding of local electricity delivery resources. Over the next five to eight years, the market for vendors of microgrid-related products and services is estimated to reach around $40 billion.

This conference will address microgrid drivers and initiatives at the national, state, and utility levels; regulatory and policy initiatives that encourage micro grid development; financing opportunities and challenges, and technical aspects. Further, we will introduce the concept of the “Smart Community” and address what the role of a microgrid is within this concept. Case studies, presentations, and panel discussions all will be implemented in communicating this information.

Download Event Brochure and Registration Form:  http://www.euci.com/pdf/0914-microgrids.pdf

View the Conference Agenda:  http://www.euci.com/events/all_agenda.php?ci=2398&p=7523

SXSW Eco Conference @ Austin Convention Center
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action. NYSSGC Executive Director James Gallagher will be participating in a panel that will discuss the Utility 2.0 concept.

For additional information on registration or participation, please visit the conference website at http://www.sxsweco.com.

The Resilient Smart Grid Workshop @ Brookhaven National Laboratory
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day


The Resilient Smart Grid Workshop

Workshop Registration (Deadline: October 14, 2014 12:00 AM)

Additional BNL Guest Registration (Deadline: October 1, 2014 12:00 AM)


This workshop will build on the previous workshop in April 2014, the Resilient Smart Grid Customer. This workshop will discuss challenges in climate change, various threats of the grid, along with ways the grid can be resilient. Weather is just one of the many threats to grid resiliency. Resiliency is building stronger utilities, making the whole system and the process resilient, and enabling critical customers to “sustain their critical operations.” Various challenges will have to be overcome in order to harden the grid. This workshop will address some of those problems and possible solutions.

Topics to include the following:

  • Weather Challenges
  • Organizational Challenges
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Operational Awareness of the Grid Infrastructure
  • Energy Assurance
  • Implementing SmartGrid


To view more information about this event and for registration, please click here or visit http://www.bnl.gov/rsg2014/index.php.

Download the Event Flyer:  http://www.bnl.gov/rsg2014/files/flyerPoster/flyerPoster.pdf

Workshop Registrationhttps://www.bnl.gov/rsg2014/reg/step1.php

National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day

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National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change

December 2-3, 2014 

Washington, DC


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:

  • Work in a State Utility Commission, State Air Agency, or Governor’s Office;
  • Have responsibility in a utility for demand response, smart grid, distribution management or risk management;
  • Are a company who provides smart grid and demand response technologies and services;
  • Are in a federal agency dealing with energy, environment, commerce, trade, or emergency preparedness and management;
  • Are a policymaker with responsibility for smart grid and/or climate change policy;
  • Are a researcher or consultant that advises other parties on smart grid and climate change;
  • Or are a member of the overall energy and environmental communities that wants to understand the important new nexus of smart grid and climate change.

Topics covered will include:

  • How DR and smart grid can be part of a 111(d) State Implementation Plans
  • Case studies on emission reduction using demand response and smart grid technologies
  • How a smart grid can help integrate renewable energy
  • Intelligent, dynamic efficiency in grids and buildings
  • Dynamic management of storage for resiliency purposes
  • Microgrids and grid resiliency
  • Using smart networks for outage management and restoration
  • Grid infrastructure risks under climate scenarios and how to manage them
  • Balancing grid hardening with grid “smartening”

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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