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.
$40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 [...]
$40 Million Competition to Reduce Costs, Promote Clean Energy, Reliability and Resiliency For Immediate Release – Albany, NY (August 26, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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
Registration/Breakfast: 8:15 AM–8:45 AM
Welcome: Nancy Anderson, Executive Director — the Sallan Foundation
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
Panel Two: Technology Disruptors
Moderator: David Biello, Energy & Environment Editor, Scientific American
Panel Three: Working Toward A Future That Works
Moderator: David Giambusso, Energy & Environment reporter, Capital New York
Event organized by: Sallan Foundation, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law, EDF, NYLCV, NYU Wagner, NYC ACRE, Urban Future Lab
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: email@example.com
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 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.
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:
To view more information about this event and for registration, please click here or visit http://www.bnl.gov/rsg2014/index.php.
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National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change
December 2-3, 2014
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:
Topics covered will include:
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.