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    Grid Related Research at New York State’s Universities: Final Report January 2015

    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.

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    Utilities: The Future’s Distribution System Platform

    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.

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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

Regulatory Trends Driving Utilities’ Future

As customer-owned distributed energy resources and smart grids transform electricity delivery and consumption, regulators are responsible for designing the new models driven by these trends. [...]

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2014: A Positive Sign of What’s to Come in Clean Energy

New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) was cited as an example to others seeking to upgrade electricity distribution in an EnergyCollective.com article exploring [...]

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Smart Grid Data: Managing the Growing Number of Numbers

The continuing development of smart grids is giving rise to huge amounts of data that utilities must manage. To help in this effort, a number [...]

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Integrating Smart Grid Components Is Key

When it comes to reaping the benefits of smart grids, the old adage that the ‘whole is worth more than the sum of its parts’ [...]

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Upcoming Events

Microgrid Development for Public & Private Sectors East Coast
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

Join New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Princeton University, New York Power Authority, Con Edison and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation at the Microgrid Development for Public & Private Sectors East Coast meeting taking place this March 2015 in New York.


Key Topics:

  • Strengthen the relationship between utilities and microgrids by identifying the potential business opportunity with NYPA
  • Develop microgrid advancement strategies to strengthen overall grid resiliency and reliability with The Navy Yard Management and Development
  • Enhance islanding capabilities through Princeton University’s story of success during Hurricane Sandy
  • Explore new research on microgrid formats and designs with Con Edison


Key Speakers:

James Gallagher
Executive Director
New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Will Agate, LEED AP
Senior Vice President
Navy Yard Management & Development Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Charles A. Freni, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

Edward Borer, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Energy Plant Manager
Princeton University


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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