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. Our preliminary draft is now available for viewing, click above to learn more.
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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Save the Date!
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:
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on the current challenges and solutions around micro-grid technologies that members of the Practitioner Network’s Micro-grids Working Group are employing and scaling. This webinar is part of the broader work that the UN Foundation is undertaking on energy access and as part of the Clean Energy Mini-grids High Impact Opportunity (HIO) area within the UN and the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
For more information and to participate, visit: https://cleanenergysolutions.org/training/micro-grids-best-practices
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.
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
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.