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NY Prize Stage 1 Awards: Who, Why and What’s it Mean for Community Microgrids

New York showed itself as the nation’s leader in community microgrid development July 8 by awarding funds for an unprecedented 83 projects through its $40 million NY Prize. No other state has made such a vigorous foray into this type of microgrid, which focuses largely on keeping critical facilities up and running in a community when the central … [Read more...]

NY Awards Funds to 83 Community Microgrids in First Stage of NY Prize

New York today awarded 83 prizes of $100,000 each for microgrid feasibility studies in the first stage of the $40 million NY Prize program. The planned community microgrids are located throughout the state but are heavily centered in the demand-heavy southern tier that includes New York City, Long Island and MidHudson Valley. Spurred by … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS…NY Awards Money to 83 Community Microgrids; Reports Groundswell of Interest in NY Prize

New York today awarded 83 prizes of $100,000 each for community microgrid feasibility studies through the $40 million NY Prize program. The planned community microgrids are located throughout the state but are heavily centered in the demand-heavy southern tier that includes New York City, Long Island and MidHudson Valley. Spurred by … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…Haiti’s First of 80 Microgrids…More on NY Prize…Congress & Microgrids

In this week's quick microgrid news... EarthSpark International, an organization dedicated to ending energy poverty, has completed the first of what it hopes will be 80 microgrids in Haiti. Called the EKo Pwòp microgrid, it is serving 430 homes and businesses in downtown Les Anglais in the South of Haiti. The microgrid operates with a 93 kW … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: Minnesota Breaks Stereotype…No Harm from California Microgrid…More NY Prize Wins

In this week's microgrid news... A microgrid being installed at a data center is Minnesota is breaking the stereotype that the Midwest isn't a friendly place for combined heat and power (CHP). That’s the word from Justin Rathke, president of Vergent Power, the Capstone Turbine distributor for the Upper Midwest, New England and Eastern … [Read more...]

More Towns Position for $40M NY Prize to Build Community Microgrids…Brookhaven, Sherburne

It’s pretty clear that the NY Prize, a $40 million community microgrid solicitation, won’t lack for contestants, with two more municipalities now signaling their participation. Although Stage 1 proposals are not due until May 15, the tiny New York village of Sherburne last week submitted its application to the New York State Energy & … [Read more...]

Long Island Village Seeks Microgrid Proposals for NY Prize

Freeport, N.Y., is seeking design and engineering services for a microgrid proposal that will compete in the $40 million NY Prize. The southern Long Island village, part of the town of Hempstead, wants to build a microgrid to help secure power supply should another disaster hit like Superstorm Sandy, which caused prolonged outages and extensive … [Read more...]

Microgrid Startups Eligible for $25,000 NYC Urban Future Lab Prize

New York City’s Urban Future Lab is offering a $25,000 prize for a microgrid startup project or other smart grid solution to a city energy problem. Applications are due August 14. Winners will have chance to pitch their solutions to a jury of investors, market partners, and successful entrepreneurs. The competition also will offer a second … [Read more...]

NY Green Bank Exceeds Financial Goals, Readies for Significant Microgrid Investment

The NY Green Bank, which is financing microgrids, solar, wind and a range of other green energy projects, has beat its financial goals for the year, according to a report issued late last week. The public/private fund generated $2.7 million in net positive income for 2016/17, with revenue exceeding costs one year ahead of expectations. In … [Read more...]

New York State to Build 16-MW Microgrid in Albany for Government Center

New York state government is about to walk the talk. The state that has been encouraging its communities to install microgrids now will build its own microgrid in Albany, the seat of state government. Gov. Andrew Cuomo today launched development of a 16-MW microgrid to power the 98-acre Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State … [Read more...]