NYPA to Re-Think Albany Microgrid Following Pressure to Add Renewables

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Under pressure from local advocates, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it will take a second look at plans for a 16-MW Albany microgrid project to see if it can incorporate renewable energy. As originally conceived the Albany microgrid would use combined heat and power (CHP) to supply 90 percent of the power, as well as heating and … [Read more...]

NYPA Expects to Announce Winner for Albany Microgrid 1st Q 2018

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) expects to choose a contractor in the first quarter of 2018 to build the 16-MW Albany microgrid at the 98-acre Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. The authority issued a request for proposals last year seeking a design/build team to complete permitting and interconnection requirements, … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]