New York Outlines Next Steps in $40 Million Community Microgrid Competition

New York this week moved forward with a $40 million microgrid competition for communities, an idea introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his state-of-the-state address in January. Called NY Prize, the competition will begin this fall. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will offer the money to communities, businesses, … [Read more...]

New York Utility Seeks Approval to Offer Microgrid Subscriptions

Central Hudson Gas & Electric is seeking approval to offer microgrid subscriptions, as part of a $46 million rate hike request filed with state regulators July 25. The New York utility would design, build and operate microgrids at the request of customers, who would pay a fee for the service on their utility bills. The fee would be … [Read more...]

Microgrid Money Flowing in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Northeastern governors continue to show that all of their microgrid talk wasn’t just talk following last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Connecticut plans to open up bidding in January for $15 million it is making available in its second round of microgrid funding. The program is meant to keep power flowing to critical buildings, like police … [Read more...]