New York Continues Grid Shake-up with Plans for New Electric Power Research Lab

New York continues to show how serious it is about shaking up the electricity sector, this time with plans to build a major electric power research lab. The New York Power Authority has pledged $35 million for the facility, which it will create in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute. Want to know more … [Read more...]

Q&A with the New York Power Authority on Public and Private Sector Microgrids

Public and private sector microgrids each play roles in keeping the lights on in a crisis. Kristin Barbato, vice president, Customer Energy Solutions at New York Power Authority (NYPA), recently spoke with marcus evans about the interplay of these resources, how to create more of them, and model projects. How can public sector microgrids be used … [Read more...]

Story Update! NYPA Pursues Microgrids; Reinvents Its Mission for the New Grid

NYPA today provided updated information on where it is considering building microgrids. In addition to Riker's Island and Red Hook, mentioned below, the authority is studying use of microgrids at the Stony Brook University Research and Development Park on Long Island and the Empire State Plaza in Albany.  The New York Power Authority  is poised … [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...]

The Microgrid States: Who’s Who among Them? (Part 2)

If you’re wondering how quickly the US will adopt microgrids, watch the states. Their policies will make it easier – or not – for utilities and independent developers to install microgrids. About half dozen states are leading.  Here's how some are moving forward with microgrids. Massachusetts Massachusetts took its first big step toward … [Read more...]

Microgrids and Local Generation are the Future: NYPA

The New York Power Authority, the nation’s largest state owned electric utility, has laid out a new strategy to create a “reimagined” electric grid that focuses on microgrids and local generation. NYPA outlined the idea in its recently released  “Strategic Vision 2014-2019.” “What you will see in the pages of our strategic vision is more … [Read more...]

New York Power Authority Offers $800 Million in Financing for Energy Efficiency Tech

The New York Power Authority has set a March 25 deadline for energy efficiency tech companies to apply for the first round of $800 million in available financing. The authority issued a request for information Feb. 6 seeking commercial, but not yet widely deployed energy efficiency technologies for schools, offices, hospitals and other buildings. … [Read more...]