NYISO is building a new primary control center adjacent to its Krey Boulevard headquarters in Rensselaer County, near Albany. The $35.5 million control center will replace the existing 42-year old Carman Road facility. The latter facility will be upgraded and act as a backup control center. The 64,000 square foot new control center will use the latest control technologies and state-of-the-art visual displays designed to improve the NYISO’s ability to receive, process and monitor changing conditions throughout the region.
The control center will help New York State achieve a number of key energy goals, including:
- Enabling the increased integration of renewable energy supplies
- Maintaining a high level of reliability despite the growing complexity of modern electric grid operations by integrating and processing significantly higher amounts of data
- Effectively implementing the broader regional markets initiative that will provide New York with approximately $190 million in annual savings
Construction of the new control center is expected to be completed in 2014.
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NYISO Unveils $74 Million Smart Grid Initiative, Breaks Ground on New Power Control Center