New York announces $3.3m for projects to improve electric grid

New York announces $3.3m for projects to improve electric grid

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $3.3m in new projects to improve resiliency and efficiency to state electric grid.

The amount will be split among the seven research teams, which were selected by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid Program.

The selected research teams include Brookhaven National Laboratory, Clarkson University, ClearGrid Innovations, Con Edison, Cornell University, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems Training and Rochester Institute of Technology.

The projects intend to improve grid performance, reduce the risk of power outages and the cost of energy delivery.

Cuomo said: "As we continue to witness the impacts of extreme weather, it is more important than ever to invest in making our energy infrastructure stronger and smarter.

"These projects will improve grid resiliency, strengthen utility performance and make the delivery of energy more efficient.

"By investing in these seven smart grids, we are further readying the State for the new reality of severe weather, and ensuring that the work we do today will mean fewer power outages and more deliberate energy consumption in the future."

Source: Energy Business Review

SMART GRID Bulletin March 2017


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