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Meet the Microgrid Project Winners Selected in Stage 2 of the NY Prize

Here's a look inside the 11 microgrid project winners selected March 23 by the New York Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) in Stage 2 of the NY Prize. (Also see our related story about the NY Prize Microgrid Winners.) Siemens, which is working on several of the winners, said that the model projects will pave the way for … [Read more...]

NY Prize Announces Stage 2 Microgrid Winners; Sweetens the Pot by $50M Per Finalist

In a much anticipated move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the microgrid winners for Stage 2 of the NY Prize, as well as significant new financial support for those who go on to win in the third and final stage. Each of the 11 microgrid projects that won Stage 2 will receive $1 million, for $11 million in total, allotted as part of a $40 … [Read more...]

Microgrid Moves: Kotch Exits NY Prize; IDEA Enters Microgrids

Micah Kotch received more than one ovation for a job well done at the Microgrid Knowledge conference last week, after announcing that he will be stepping down as director of NY Prize. Kotch has been the pivotal figure in the emerging microgrid market, shepherding the ambitious $40 million NY Prize through its first stage. The competition has … [Read more...]

NY Prize Microgrids Show Strong Return; Industry Growth Beats Forecast

Top NY Prize microgrids show promise of a strong internal rate of return (IRR), according to data released at the Microgrid Knowledge conference in New York last week. The New York State Energy & Research Development Authority is conducting an in-depth analysis of feasibility studies submitted in the first stage of the $40 million … [Read more...]

Updated: New York Launches Next Stage of $40M NY Prize

New York has issued the second NY Prize request for proposals, this one offering $8 million from the $40 million pot designated to spur community microgrid development in the state. One of the most watched microgrid opportunities in North America, the NY Prize attracted 147 microgrid proposals in its first phase last year. From those proposals … [Read more...]

Demo of Oncor Microgrid at Smart Cities Week; Timing Good for those Exploring NY Prize  

Schneider Electric and S&C Electric made a big splash earlier this year with their work on a first-of-a-kind microgrid, developed for Oncor in Texas. The project is now hitting the road, so to speak, with a demo on display Sept. 15-17 at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. The demo, which includes video displays and a direct live feed … [Read more...]

Creating a Grid-of-Grids: The Genius behind the NY Prize and its Real End Game

Not everyone sees the NY Prize as a big deal. After all, they say, the end stage of New York’s competition for $40 million is construction of about five community microgrids. That’s not a world-changing number for a technology likely to underlie a coming grid-of-grids – a nationwide interactive network of distributed energy that will … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…Northeast Storm ‘If Only I Had a Microgrid’…Willdan Group & NY Prize…Ideal Power & Sonnenbatterie…Geli and Equana

What you might have missed this week in microgrid news... Anyone in the Northeast thinking 'If only I had a microgrid' this week? No doubt some were remembering SuperStorm Sandy when a round of thunderstorms and 80 mph winds knocked out power in New England and New York August 4. Outages lasted for days in some areas More than 80,000 … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…NY Prize Revises Schedule…Microgrids to Create Virtual Power Plant in Maryland…Montana Tests Solar Microgrid

The latest in microgrid news for July 30... The $40 million NY Prize has revised its target dates for issuing future community microgrid solicitations and making awards. Under the new schedule,  the state-sponsored contest expects to issue its Stage 2 request for proposals by the end of November. Applications would be due in April … [Read more...]

Buffalo and Geneseo Issue Microgrid RFPs for NY Prize Feasibility Studies

New York towns and cities are continuing to issue microgrid RFPs for help with feasibility studies being funded through the first NY Prize awards. In all, 83 cities and towns were recently awarded $100,000 each for community microgrid feasibility studies in the first phase of the NY Prize, a $40 million contest to encourage community … [Read more...]