Nested Microgrid Proposed for Town of New Paltz

Sometimes one microgrid in a single footprint is not enough. Sometimes a community needs a nested microgrid -- several separate microgrids in one -- to take energy reliability to a whole new level.A NY Prize contender, the Town of New Paltz, N.Y. has proposed such a project, a $12 million nodular microgrid to maintain energy supplies for … [Read more...]

Healthcare Microgrid Would Preserve Power for 4 Hospitals in the East Bronx

The idea of the East Bronx Healthcare Microgrid was born out of special pressure on the crucial hospital system.During storms and power outages, the four hospitals must remain open not only to serve existing patients, but also those transferred from evacuated hospitals in Manhattan and other New York City boroughs.Further, the medical … [Read more...]

EnSync Sells Innovative Solar-Plus-Storage PPAs in Hawaii

EnSync Energy Systems has sold a portfolio of power purchase agreements to AEP Onsite Partners--including three innovative solar-plus-storage PPAs."These are the first solar-plus-storage PPAs in Hawaii. We believe this is a first nationally and I am confident it is the first PPA of its kind utilizing hybrid storage," said Dan Nordloh, executive … [Read more...]

A Microgrid to Keep New York City’s Fresh Food Supply Safe

When the power fails, refrigerators go out too, jeopardizing our fresh food supply. That’s part of the reason a $137 million microgrid has been proposed in the Hunts Point area of New York City.The South Bronx neighborhood is home to a wholesale food cooperative located at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (FDC), which includes the … [Read more...]

Community Microgrid Project Profile: From Disaster to Opportunity in Freeport, NY

Freeport, a village in New York, hopes to bring greater electric reliability to homes, businesses and critical facilities with a $35 million community microgrid.The Long Island community has proposed the project as part of NY Prize, a state-sponsored competition to encourage microgrid development.The downtown microgrid would serve 106 … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: Protecting Coastal Communities in Hempstead, NY

The Town of Hempstead, NY wants to build a microgrid project to ensure power supply for emergency services in two coastal communities that are vulnerable to storms.The $2.66 million microgrid would provide back-up generation in case of a utility outage in Point Lookout and Lido Beach. Severe coastal storms tend to knock out power to the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: How NY’s Rockville Centre Could Avoid $68M in Transmission Upgrades

The Village of Rockville Centre (RVC), NY has proposed a $14.7 million microgrid to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to first responders, key businesses and a broad base of other customers during regional power outages.RVC says it will be able to defer $50-$68 million in upgrades to existing electric transmission lines if it installs the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: Huntington, NY Plans $22.9M Microgrid

Huntington, New York has proposed a $22.9 million microgrid project, designed to bring reliable energy to a hospital, wastewater treatment plant, emergency center and other buildings and homes in a busy, downtown area.Located on the north shore of Long Island, the town’s 200,000 residents face electric reliability problems that make Huntington … [Read more...]

Podcast: Wesleyan University’s Microgrid Designed to Resist Outages

Wesleyan University's microgrid was the first project to receive funds from the state of Connecticut's microgrid pilot program, which aims to help utility customers harden their infrastructure. Wesleyan, which can generate 3.1 MW, wants to avoid power outages like the one it experienced in 2012 for 77 hours. The university can generate about 99 … [Read more...]