The New York Power Authority (NYPA), a NYSSGC member, approved $9.3 million in capital expenditures for the first phase deployment of sensors to support the transformation of the state’s power system into a state-of-the-art digital network, moving NYPA closer to its goal of being the first all-digital utility. The estimated $55 million multi-phase sensor deployment program will leverage new technologies to conduct online monitoring of power plants, substations, and power lines. NYPA notes that the program will increase efficiency and productivity and improve the resiliency of the statewide public power network. The initiative also supports the NYS Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy for a cleaner, more resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. “The Power Authority is taking the lead in deploying new technologies to modernize our state energy system and build the next generation utility,” said John R. Koelmel, Chairman of the NYPA Board of Trustees. Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, noted, “These sensors will help NYPA take advantage of advanced data analytics to make smart and efficient operating decisions which will allow us to continue providing low-cost, reliable power to our customers throughout the state day-in and day-out.” For the NYPA press release, click here.