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$5 million available to support modernization of New York's electric grid

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 31, 2019
$5 million is available for projects that will help New York integrate renewable energy resources in ways that will improve the resiliency of the electric grid.
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Empire State   Project proposals will be evaluated based on how they improve overall grid
Project proposals will be evaluated based on how they improve overall grid performance, reduce energy costs and support the state's nation-leading clean energy goals to combat climate change.

This announcement supports Governor Cuomo's Green New Deal proposal to achieve 70 percent renewable energy by 2030 and transition the state to a carbon-free power grid by 2040.

This funding focuses on developing and enhancing technologies that will successfully integrate and connect renewable resources, such as wind and solar, to New York's electric grid.

This program complements the $30 million announced last month by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to support the development and improvement of technologies, including automation and transmission renewable energy resources.

Funding is being offered through NYSERDA's Smart Grid and Distributed Energy Resource Integration Program and is available for entrepreneurs, clean energy companies and researchers with solutions to connect and integrate renewable resources faster and more effectively.

This funding supports product development, demonstration and commercialization of innovative technologies that lower costs and increase speed for connected renewable generation to the electric grid.

Proposals should focus on low cost monitoring and control, preventing back-feed from storage systems, and smart inverter functions.

All proposals must be received by NYSERDA no later than August 15, 2019.