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White Plains Microgrid Seeks NY Clean Community Funds & Other Quick News

Next Steps for White Plains Microgrid in Planning with Hitachi The City of White Plains says it will seek state clean energy community funds to help develop a microgrid with Hitachi. White Plains was recently designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The designation highlights … [Read more...]

The Buffalo-Niagara Microgrid Incorporates Many into One

Editor's Note: Here we profile the Buffalo-Niagara microgrid in our series on the NY Prize Stage 2 winners, which each received $1 million. The 11 proposals are now vying to win build-out funds in Stage 3 of the $40 million competition. SolarCity’s September 2014 announcement that it would build a solar photovoltaic (PV) gigafactory in Buffalo, … [Read more...]

NYC Community Microgrid Aims to Avoid Horror of Superstorms

Bob Fink, a resident of Village East Towers, a high rise in New York’s Lower East Side, says he can't wait for the creation of a community microgrid in his neighborhood that would stave off the "shop of horrors" associated with Superstorm Sandy. “Having gone through the shop of horrors that was Superstorm Sandy at Village East Towers, I can't … [Read more...]

Textbook Cry for Microgrid Solution: Storms, No Lights, High Costs in NY Town

Storms keep coming, power goes out too often, and energy prices are high says Jefferson County, New York.  It is the textbook cry for a microgrid solution. The northern New York community described its problems in a feasibility study filed with the NY Prize, a state-sponsored competition to spur microgrid development. The community is … [Read more...]

Community Microgrid Project Profile: From Disaster to Opportunity in Freeport, NY

Freeport, a village in New York, hopes to bring greater electric reliability to homes, businesses and critical facilities with a $35 million community microgrid. The Long Island community has proposed the project as part of NY Prize, a state-sponsored competition to encourage microgrid development. The downtown microgrid would serve 106 … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: Protecting Coastal Communities in Hempstead, NY

The Town of Hempstead, NY wants to build a microgrid project to ensure power supply for emergency services in two coastal communities that are vulnerable to storms. The $2.66 million microgrid would provide back-up generation in case of a utility outage in Point Lookout and Lido Beach. Severe coastal storms tend to knock out power to the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: How NY’s Rockville Centre Could Avoid $68M in Transmission Upgrades

The Village of Rockville Centre (RVC), NY has proposed a $14.7 million microgrid to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to first responders, key businesses and a broad base of other customers during regional power outages. RVC says it will be able to defer $50-$68 million in upgrades to existing electric transmission lines if it installs the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: Huntington, NY Plans $22.9M Microgrid

Huntington, New York has proposed a $22.9 million microgrid project, designed to bring reliable energy to a hospital, wastewater treatment plant, emergency center and other buildings and homes in a busy, downtown area. Located on the north shore of Long Island, the town’s 200,000 residents face electric reliability problems that make Huntington … [Read more...]

Alaska Center Seeks New Microgrid Technology…Microgrid Brings Peace & Quiet to Kenya Park…Other Quick News

Funds available in microgrid technology competition The Alaska Center for Microgrid Technologies has launched a competition that offers financial and lab assistance for microgrid technology development. The grand prize winner will receive $275,000 to accelerate commercialization and improve operation and efficiency of a microgrid technology. … [Read more...]

General Registration Opens for Microgrid Knowledge Conference “NY and Beyond” May 19 in Manhattan

Microgrid leaders will gather in Manhattan May 19 for a Microgrid Knowledge conference designed to shape and propel the industry based on strategies emerging in New York, an epicenter of the microgrid industry. General registration is now open for “New York and Beyond: Advancing Microgrids Nationally with Lessons Learned in New York," which will … [Read more...]