New York REV to Increase Combined Heat and Power (CHP) by 10%

New York has been a champion of combined heat and power (CHP) for many years. But now the technology -- often found in microgrids -- is getting a new boost under the state's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).REV heightens opportunity for CHP by disrupting the centralized utility model and creating a kind of  market exchange for distributed … [Read more...]

New York Offers $40M to Boost Community Microgrids

New York is offering $40 million for community microgrids to cut energy costs and boost electric reliability, consumer choice, and energy efficiency.Called the NY Prize, the program has been in the works since January 2014, when it was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.New York follows California, Connecticut and New Jersey in putting money on … [Read more...]

New York Shows Itself as Microgrid-ready for Climate Week

New York did not disappoint.  The state showed off its green energy cred in a big way this week as hundreds of thousands of climate marchers made their way through Manhattan, and United Nations members convened to talk about greenhouse gas emission goals.With the spotlight on for ‘Climate Week,’ New York produced several pieces of green energy … [Read more...]

NYPA Energy Efficiency Projects in 1st Half of 2014 Save $4M

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state public power authority, says it has completed energy efficiency projects that will result in $4 million in annual savings.The projects are part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Build Smart NY program. a push to reduce energy use in state buildings 20 percent by 2020 and help municipalities … [Read more...]

NY Governor Cuomo Announces $40 Million in Post-Sandy Microgrid Competition

Since Superstorm Sandy stranded thousands without power across the state of New York in 2012, it has become clear that infrastructure upgrades are a necessity for the state. The current, outdated energy system is not up to the challenges of the present day and a changing climate. A year after Sandy, New York has a plan. Last week during his State … [Read more...]

New York Wants to Cut its $500 Million Energy Bill. Can You Help?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to reduce energy use 20 percent in public building and trim the state's $500 million annual energy bill. This represents a big opportunity for those who work in commercial retrofits, lighting, heating and cooling, monitoring, metering, and related energy efficiency sectors.Where to begin? Take a look at a … [Read more...]