New York: A Leader in Energy Innovation

The state continues to advance its bold vision for a clean and more resilient, reliable, and affordable energy system.

Click on the links below for the latest developments in these key initiatives.

The New York State SmartGrid Consortium

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


Partnership With Puerto Rico

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


ARPA•E – Changing What’s Possible

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


Welcome to 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.

Latest News

New York Contractor and School District Roll Out 4 Electric School Buses

Suffolk Transportation Service and Bay Shore Union Free School District are introducing four electric school buses to their fleet using a $700,000 federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  These buses, which are made by Blue Bird, are entirely electric and result in zero emissions. They are able to travel up to 120 miles on a single charge and cost […]

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State To Add 71 Electric Car Charging Stations

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are installing 71 electric vehicle charging stations at businesses and nonprofits throughout the state – 30 of which will be on Long Island.   Each station will cost $8,000, which will be covered by NYPA and NYSERDA. Northwell Health (which is based out of New Hyde Park with over 70,000 employees) will be […]

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Governor Cuomo: NYS’ Electricity to Be 100% Carbon Neutral by 2040

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the state legislature to take action on a number of initiatives detailed in his “2019 Justice Agenda.” Among them is the Green New Deal, which will set the state on a path to eliminating its carbon footprint with the goal of making New York’s electricity 100% carbon neutral […]

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Upcoming Events

TechAdvantage Experience
Mar 1 – Mar 4 all-day

TechAdvantage demonstrates new ways to optimize your technology systems with cutting-edge solutions that will turn your co-op into a strategic powerhouse. You’ll identify best practices and products that will help resolve your engineering, IT, energy services, operations, supply management and business challenges by unlocking the power of innovation and collaboration.

Why Attend?

Unlike other “best practices in technology” conferences, TechAdvantage speaks directly to electric co-op professionals and provides focused solutions.

You’ll be up to speed and better able to meet your co-op’s technology goals while mitigating risky, costly or disruptive decisions.
It’s a great opportunity to meet informed experts, in one place, at one time, in one value package.

The highly-rated TechAdvantage Expo attracts the largest number of today’s top co-op vendors and industry leaders. You’ll see the latest products and services that will help keep your co-op ahead of the curve.

You’ll walk away with information on cutting-edge technologies and tactics that can be implemented into your co-op’s strategic planning.

Full Conference registration fee includes:

  • Conference materials, general and breakout sessions
  • Food Functions during conference hours
  • TechAdvantage Expo and Expo functions.

NOTE: Pre-conference workshop fees are an additional charge.

Power and Energy Automation Conference @ Seattle Airport Marriott
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day

PEAC 2020 
Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resiliency

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the 22nd annual Power and Energy Automation Conference (PEAC) and the Energy Systems Innovation Center 2020 Summit to be held in Seattle, Washington March 2-5, 2020 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. This is the first year PEAC will be held in Seattle and we are excited about the new venue and the opportunity it provides for more attendees and exhibitors.



Dr. Damir Novosel
Quanta Technology

Dr. Damir Novosel is president and founder of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US.  Damir has also led development and implementation of pioneering concepts, methods, and products that improved reliability and efficiency of power grids.  He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineers in 2014.  Dr. Novosel, an IEEE Fellow, served as IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) President in 2016 and 2017 and was IEEE PES VP of Technology. He was also member of the IEEE Standards Board and has been active with IEEE Standards Committee and other IEEE initiatives. Dr. Novosel is presently chairing the Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee responsible for IEEE cooperation with global regulatory agencies and corporate engagement.  Damir is also member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate award.  He holds 17 US and international patents, published over 140 articles, receiving IEEE PES 2011 and 2013 Prize Paper Awards, and contributed to 5 books. He has been continuing contributor to education, including an adjunct professorship of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University, sponsorship of college scholarship programs, and support to industry courses and tutorials.  Dr. Novosel holds PhD and MSc, BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively. Dr. Novosel was selected Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2015.


Mike Gerty
Director of Advanced Research

Mike Gerty is the Director of Advanced Research at PACCAR Inc.  He joined PACCAR in 2005 and has managed engine testing, current product support, and advanced technology development engineering teams.  Mike currently develops emerging technology strategy and coordinates research across the global organization.  His responsibilities and interests include advanced engine and aftertreatment technology, vehicle electrification, and automated driving systems.  Previously Mike worked in engine controls development at Westport Innovations.  Mike holds a Master’s of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he performed research in the Sloan Automotive Laboratory.


Brandon Middaugh
Senior Program Manager, Distributed Energy

Brandon Middaugh leads distributed energy strategy for Microsoft’s energy & sustainability team. In this role, she manages distributed energy innovation initiatives for Microsoft’s global cloud operations. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brandon was a Vice President at SunEdison, accelerating renewables deployment through distributed energy asset management, project finance, and commercial operations. Earlier in her career, Brandon led consulting engagements for energy and automotive clients as a Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group. Brandon holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and environmental science degrees from Yale University.

Transactive Energy and Blockchain @ NBC TOWER
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day
Why You Should Attend

Transactive Energy and Blockchain

The global energy transition is fast evolving. Blockchain technology allows a network of mistrusting parties to securely transact with each other and is a platform to host such transactive energy markets. In this course, participants will deep dive into blockchain technology and its applications to energy and transportation/mobility sectors; and provide solutions to overcome the security and scalability issues for application of Blockchain to Transactive Energy.  We will also talk about permissioned and hybrid Blockchain models to preserve the privacy of the peer-to-peer (P2P) transactive energy market participants while making it easy for them to trade clean-energy with each other.


Key Topics
  • Transactive Energy Markets
  • Pros and Cons of Blockchain and its Applications
  • Blockchain for Energy
  • Blockchain for e-Mobility
  • Blockchain for Energy Educational Simulator
Previous Attendees Include
Global Processing Centre
State Street
Best Innovation Group
TD Bank
Fundamental Interactions Inc.


Why Choose marcus evans?
marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

ExpoEnergiE @ Messe Wels
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Austria’s biggest construction fair.

The future of the construction economy may be experienced at the Energiesparmesse-expoEnergy. Austria’s leading construction trade fair is the showcase and spotlight for the Austrian building industry which brings together trade, commerce and industry. The offer which encompasses construction, refurbishment, renovation and home furnishing makes private builders’ dreams of an own home come true.


The turbo in the sanitary industry.

In Wels, HVAC professionals and end customers are provided with the unique opportunity to experience technology and design trends in perfection. The Energiesparmesse-expoEnergy offers the opportunity to visit the industry get-together as well as Austria’s largest bathroom exhibition with an overview of front and rear wall technology as well as sanitary trends of the future. The comprehensive range of products exhibited includes energy-efficient fittings, beautiful bathroom furniture, easy-care ceramics and the latest shower partitions, baths, bath tubs and attractive bathroom designs as well as the latest rear wall technology.


Traid fair ENERGY
Leading experts meet in Wels.

In Wels, industry professionals and end customers are provided with the unique opportunity to experience knowhow directly from the industry’s world market leaders. For more than 35 years, Austria’s annual meeting point for the sectors biomass, heat pumps, solar thermal energy and photovoltaic systems has ranked among Europe’s most significant trade fairs in the area of modern heating and energy technology as well as renewable sources of energy. It offers the most extensive market overview on the latest heating generation – energy-efficient and with ultimate operating comfort.


Technology Commercialization Conference @ CEWIT
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Stony Brook University’s Economic Development is hosting a Technology Commercialization Conference that will showcase potentially commercializable technologies created by Stony Brook University faculty, staff and graduate students. The audience will include: potential investors and investor groups from Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area; companies that are potential licensees or strategic partners;  and individuals with experience or a strong interest in innovation. The conference will focus on three main areas: Information Technologies, Biotech and Healthcare, and the Energy sector; but no credible innovation will be overlooked.

This event is open to all Stony Brook University students and faculty.  If you would like to present your latest technological innovation at the conference for potential commercialization, you will need to submit the following:

  • Abstract, one page or less describing your innovation
  • The problem/need that it addresses
  • The nature and scope of the business opportunity, including potential customers
  • The competition (current solutions to the problem and their deficiencies)

To submit your innovation for consideration, please click here and complete the form.

All abstracts should be submitted by February 7, 2020.  You will receive a response by February 21, 2020.

f you need an accessibility-related accommodation, please call (631) 216-7000

The Responsible Business Summit New York @ Marriott, Brooklyn Bridge
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day

We’ve been taking from the environmental future for the economic present and we’re now on the cusp of a decade of consequences. A climate emergency, global social inequalities, biodiversity loss and increased investor and consumer pressure for business to act. Business needs to step up ambitions to tackle and adapt to the changing climate.

We need action. New ways of collaborating. New business models. New forms of investments.

But just how do you go about designing for this level of ambitious change? At The Responsible Business Summit New York 2020 we will convene 750+ CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs from across the globe to share their latest strategies, and more importantly, tangible insights into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business. How they’re delivering a sustainable economy. This is the only forum bringing together senior brand leaders in an intimate setting for two days of honest, frank and open discussion on how to deliver the required change.

Will this be the terrible 20s or the transformative 20s? That’s up to you. Lead the decade of action, starting at the Responsible Business Summit New York 2020


Save $300 with our Super-Early Bird discount. Don’t miss out!

Our world-class speaker faculty:

Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Responsible Investment and other responsible business leaders.

Gerald Evans

Gerald Evans


Steve Rendle
VF Corporation

Steve Rendle

Chairman, President & CEO

Marilyn Ceci
JP Morgan

Marilyn Ceci

Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds

Gilbert Ghostine

Gilbert Ghostine


Amy Senter
Kellogg Company

Amy Senter

Chief Sustainability Officer


Anna Pot
APG Asset Management

Anna Pot

Head of Responsible Investment Americas

Tom Palmer
Newmont Goldcorp

Tom Palmer

President and CEO


Rebecca Marmot

Rebecca Marmot

Chief Sustainability Officer

Hervé Duteil
BNP Paribas

Hervé Duteil

Chief Sustainability Officer, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance & CSR, Americas


Mary Jane Melendez
General Mills

Mary Jane Melendez

Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer; President, General Mills Foundation

Saker Nusseibeh
Hermes Investment

Saker Nusseibeh



Danielle Sugarman

Danielle Sugarman

Vice President, Investment Stewardship

Olivier Guersent
European Commission

Olivier Guersent

Director General, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,


750 Business Leaders on How to Lead the Decade of Action

What you’ll learn at the Responsible Business Summit New York

  • Climate adaption leadership: Build regenerative and resilient strategies that deliver market-level change on key climate risks and opportunities
  • Going beyond ESG disclosures: Performance-based metrics and goal setting fit for investors
  • Making sustainability THE future blueprint for business: Proving the ROI of sustainability and embedding within all business
  • Build the 21st Century supply chain: Utilise new technologies, partnerships and procurement strategies and transform to a clean, circular and positive impact value chain
  • ESG Gone Mainstream: Hear from leading investors on how ESG is being utilised as a guide to the movement of capital
Fundamentals of IEC 61850 2020 @ Hilton London Olympia
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day

This training programme provides electrical engineering professionals who are new to IEC 61850 with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the standard. Over 3 intensive and immersive training days you will understand the fundamentals of IEC 61850 including foundational data modelling concepts, the IEC 61850 engineering process and the latest methods for testing IEC 61850 systems.

Whether you’re new to substation engineering or have years of experience with the traditional approach, this programme will equip you with the crucial IEC 61850 skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the future of substation automation. The programme is comprised of 12 modules, each lasting 90 minutes and providing a combination of speaker-led presentations, group Q&A sessions and practical exercises.

Places are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.


Day One: Tuesday 17 March

Core Concepts

Overview of IEC 61850 and introduction to the core concepts, including the hierarchical data model, communication services and the range of applications possible.

Day Two: Wednesday 18 March

Engineering and Configuration

Deep-dive into the IEC 61850 engineering process, learning how to use Substation Configuration Language and engineering tools for IEC 61850 specification, system design and IED configuration.

Day Three: Thursday 19 March


Learn how to thoroughly test IEC 61850 systems, including functional and system testing as well as gaining an overview of cybersecurity considerations for IEC 61850 systems.

ARE Energy Access Investment Forum
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is excited to announce that the 6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) will take place in Lusaka, Zambia on 18-19 March 2020.

EAIF is a well-established political exchange and business event organised by ARE with local and regional partners – aimed at assisting the private and public sector to get up to speed on the latest developments in the off-grid sector and do business.

The ARE Forum is supported by our long-standing partner GET.invest, a European programme that mobilises renewable energy investments.


The Forum offers the opportunity:

  • for companies to showcase their innovative off-grid solutions, products and services to investors and partners at our exhibition;
  • for key public sector players to present their upcoming funding and de-risking programmes and policy initiatives;
  • to find your business partners and advance your projects through the B2B matchmaking session;
  • to discuss major sector trends and topics in the off-grid energy markets in Africa, where 95% of the rural population have no access to modern energy services; and
  • to add your experience and proposals to the international dialogue for cooperation.

To intensify the exchange with players from inside and outside Africa, ARE will also hold its Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the Forum the day before.


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

Become a Member

JOIN US: If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the NY State Smart Grid Consortium please click on the below link and complete the form.

Membership in the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) provides organizations with access to the industry leaders that are part of this unique public-private partnership devoted to promoting broad statewide implementation of a safe, secure and reliable smart grid. As a nonprofit organization established specifically to accelerate grid modernization throughout New York State, the Consortium serves as a very strong forum for member organizations to develop and shape future policies, projects and strategies.




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