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NYSERDA Funding NYPA Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure Costs Research (Ind. Report)
NYSERDA,NYPA
Date: 2019-08-16
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is reporting a series of research projects aimed at improving the efficiency of power systems and removing potential transmission obstacles that can be faced by New York State utilities. The following research projects will be funded with $1.5 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) :
  • Underground Cable Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostic System Demonstration. In an effort to reduce the potential for underground cable leakage and prevent fault problems, this project will demonstrate and evaluate a real-time system that will monitor cathodic protection and assess dissolved gas analysis (DGA) of high pressure fluid-filled (HPFF) cables. About 14 monitoring sensors will be installed in NYPA Westchester County manholes and the DGA analyzer will be installed at the Eastern Garden City substation on Long Island;

  • Optimized Forecasting Solution for Advanced Overhead Line Demonstration. A new technology that predicts how much power a transmission line can carry will be demonstrated and evaluated for its potential in reducing transmission bottleneck challenges. About 15 weather sensors will be installed on NYPA lines along the 70-mile Moses-Wills-Plattsburgh transmission circuit and the WindSim Power Line Optimization Solution (WPLS) system will be demonstrated on a NYPA server;

  • DeepGrid: A Deep Learning Computing System for Resilient Grid Operations. This project proposes to develop a Deep Learning (DL)-based tool capable of identifying and predicting system issues, alerting operators and recommending possible solutions. Working with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NYPA will combine model-based power system simulation with early warnings from data and applications to improve timely decision making;

  • Low Frequency Alternative Current Transmission Line. This project will investigate the possibility of deploying low frequency AC (LFAC) transmission lines to increase power transfer capability. LFAC significantly improves stability, reduces voltage drop along the line, and offers the possibility to reroute power from congested to underutilized transmission corridors. The approach also has competitive advantages for collection of energy from off-shore wind generators using an underground multi-terminal system with a single point of interface to the main grid. (Source: NYPA, Clarion, 16 Aug., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, CEO , Pres., www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  NYPA,  Energy Efficiency,  


  • NYPA Announces Battery Energy Storage Demo (Ind. Report)
    NYPA
    Date: 2019-08-02
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports approval and authorization of a $22.6 million, 20-MW, one-hour lithium-ion battery storage demonstration facility to be constructed next to an existing electricity transmission substation in Chateaugay, New York.

    According to a NYPA release, the facility will be NYPA's first large-scale energy storage project and part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's renewable energy and energy storage mandates targeting 3000 MW of Energy Storage in NYS by 2030.

    NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the U.S., operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. (Source: NYPA, NNY 360, 1 Aug., 2019) Contact: NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, CEO , Pres., www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Energy Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion,  


    NYPA Seeks LED Street Lighting Service RFP (Ind. Report)
    NYPA
    Date: 2019-06-19
    The New York Power Authority administered Smart Street Lighting NY program has released a request for proposals (RFP) for multiple contractors to provide routine and on-call maintenance services for LED street lighting fixtures installed by NYPA throughout the state. The new service program will be available to municipalities that have engaged NYPA to implement a LED street lighting conversion and have elected to install an asset management controls system on their street lighting system, which is designed to reduce the number of failures and repairs needed after the installation is complete.

    NYPA is working with cities, towns, villages and counties throughout the Empire State to fully manage and implement a customer's transition to LED streetlight technology. The agency provides upfront financing for the project, with payments to NYPA made in the years following from the cost-savings created by the reduced energy use of the LED streetlights, which are 50 to 65 pct more efficient than alternative street lighting options.

    Established in 2018, Smart Street Lighting NY calls for at least 500,000 street lights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025. To date, NYPA has installed, or is installing, more than 128,000 LED street lights at municipalities statewide.

    The RFP can be viewed at www.nypa.gov/procurement. (Source: NYPA, June, 2019) Contact: NYPA, www.mypa.gov; Smart Street Lighting NY, www.nypa.gov/services/customer-energy-solutions/smart-street-lighting-ny

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Smart Streetlight,  


    TurnKey Internet gets additional hydropower in ReCharge NY program
    New York Power Authority
    Date: 2019-04-19
    Data Center and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet Inc is to receive 220kW of additional hydropower from Niagara Falls under New York State’s ReCharge NY program ReCharge NY is one of the signature economic development initiatives in New York State. Through the program, qualifying businesses statewide can access hydroelectric power that is specially allocated by the (NYPA). Companies receiving allocated power have made commitments such as remaining in the state, growing employment, expanding operations, and making significant local investments in their businesses.

    TurnKey Internet was originally granted hydroelectric power at the start of the ReCharge NY program in 2013, following the opening of TurnKey’s state-of-the-art, 100% green powered data center. Increased demand for online cloud services in recent years has come with tremendous growth for both TurnKey’s business and power needs. This growth led to additional job creation as well as significant local investments and was the foundation for the additional hydroelectric power awarded from the program. “TurnKey Internet The company was among 23 companies statewide that were granted the hydroelectricity under the program. (Source: Water Power & Dam Const., 16 April, 2019) Contact: Turnkey, Adam Wills, Pres., CEO, New York Power Authority

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydropower news,  New York Power Authority news,  

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    NYPA to Help Modernize USVI Electric Grid (Ind. Report)
    Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority,NYPA
    Date: 2019-01-14
    The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) is announcing the support of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to restore, improve and modernize the islands' electric grid and incorporate a significant renewable energy -- wind and solar -- capability into the island's energy mix. To that end, the two agencies have inked a MoU under which NYPA will provide technical consulting support for the continued rebuilding of the WAPA grid.

    VIWAPA is making investments in upgrading the generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability, as well as incorporating a practical approach to renewable energy to help reduce VIWAPA's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: NYPA, The St, John Source, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov; Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Renewable Energy,  


    US Virgin Island Adding Renewables in Modernization (Ind. Report)
    NYPA,Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-01-14
    The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) is announcing the support of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to restore, improve and modernize the islands' electric grid and incorporate a significant renewable energy -- wind and solar -- capability into the island's energy mix. To that end, the two agencies have inked a MoU under which NYPA will provide technical consulting support for the continued rebuilding of the WAPA grid.

    VIWAPA is making investments in upgrading the generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability, as well as incorporating a practical approach to renewable energy to help reduce VIWAPA's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: NYPA, The St, John Source, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov; Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy news,  NYPA news,  


    NYPA OKs $600Mn Energy Efficiency Finance Credit Line (Ind. Report)
    New York Power Authority
    Date: 2018-12-19
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports its board of trustees has approved a $600 million revolving credit facility to support the Authority's issuance of commercial, short-term paper notes to support its present customer energy-efficiency programs.

    NYPA offers various energy-efficiency programs for its customers, including universities, municipalities, school districts and largest cities. The NYPA programs are design-build energy project services, digital energy management and demand response capabilities.

    The new revolving credit facility will replace an existing revolving credit agreement set to expire on Jan. 18. NYPA currently has $531 million of series 1, 2 and 3 commercial paper notes outstanding to support numerous projects across the Empire State.

    NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines (Source: NYPA, Niagara Frontier Publications, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, Pres., CEO, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Power Authority,  Energy Efficiency,  


    County Center Completes Energy Efficiency Upgrades (Ind. Report)
    New York Power Authority
    Date: 2018-09-26
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is reporting completion of $2.75 million in energy efficiency upgrades at the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello. The upgrades are projected to cut carbon emissions by 487 tpy and save the county close to $115,000 per year in energy and building maintenance costs.

    The New York Power Authority financed and implemented the upgrades which included: high-efficiency rooftop heating and cooling units; installation of efficient boilers; interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades; and a building management system for greater monitoring and control of the building's heating, ventilation and other systems.

    The county will repay NYPA the cost of the project through the energy savings that result from the energy efficiency measures. The county is expecting an 8-year payback, according to county officials. (Source: NYPA, Mid-Hudson News, 25 Sept., 2018) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  New York Power Authority,  


    Woodstock NY Sees Energy Saving with LEDs (Ind. Report)
    NYPA
    Date: 2018-08-27
    In New York State, the Woodstock Town Board reports it is considering upgrading its out dated mercury vapor street lighting to LEDs through an energy efficiency program from the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

    The town presently leases its streetlights from Central Hudson. Out of 129 streetlights, Central Hudson has already converted 26 to longer lasting and more energy efficient LEDs, which are expected to save the town approximately $24,000 in energy costs per year.Pat Courtney Strong of the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium. Total materials and labor will cost the town $89,610.53, according to NYPA estimates. (Source: hv1, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: NYPA Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium, (845) 331-2238, http://courtneystrong.com/mid-hudson-street-light-consortium-team; Town Of Woodstock NY, https://townwoodstock.digitaltowpath.org:10111/content

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Street Light,  NYPA,  


    Cadenza Funded for NY Grid Energy Storage Demo (Funding)
    Cadenza Innovation,NYSERDA
    Date: 2018-06-06
    Wilton, Conn.-based energy storage specialist Cadenza Innovation is reporting receipt of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding for a demonstration project to further the Empie State's clean energy goals and support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's energy storage target of 1500 MW by 2025.

    The demonstration, which will be located at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) headquarters in White Plains, will be a stand-alone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit featuring Cadenza Innovation's Li-ion supercell technology. The project is expected to be completed by fall, 2019.

    Cadenza Innovation plans to initially license its technology platform to utility/grid storage and electric vehicle (EV) markets. The company's recently patented multicore Li-ion battery cell structure provides unparalleled simplification in battery pack design, reduces production and manufacturing costs, overcomes safety issues and improves the energy density of Li-ion batteries.

    , Cadenza Innovation is backed by more than $10 million in oversubscribed Series A funding led by Golden Seeds with additional funding from the U.S. DOE and the states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. (Source: Cadenza Innovation, PR, June, 2018) Contact: Cadenza Innovation, Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud,CEO, Founder, www.cadenzainnovation.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Li-Ion,  


    Cuomo Announces Smart Street Lighting NY Program (Ind. Report)
    NYSERDA,NYPA
    Date: 2018-02-21
    Empire State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is touting Smart Street Lighting NY, a new statewide program to replace more 500,000 street lights throughout the state with energy-saving LED technology by 2025. According to the Governor's release, the program could cut energy consumption across the state by 482 gWh annually and save the state's taxpayers $87 million a year. It would also drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of light and safety of communities across the state.

    The program directly supports the governor's goal to reduce climate emissions 40 pct by 2030, based on 1990 levels.

    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will lead the initiative in cooperation with the Department of Public Service, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Department of Environmental Conservation and other state agencies. The NYPA will provide upfront financing for the project, as well as finance the purchase of street lighting systems from a municipality's utility if needed.

    Details of the BuildSmart NY program are HERE. (Source: NYPA, Urban CNY News, Feb., 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; NYPA, Gil Quiniones, CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  energy Efficieny,  Energy Efficienct Lighting,  LED Light,  NYPA,  


    SUNY Offers Bldg. Energy Efficiency Training Program (Ind. Report)
    NYSERDA,NYPA
    Date: 2018-02-09
    State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and SUNY College at Brockport President Heidi Macpherson are reporting receipt of a grant of more than $220,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop a training program for building operations and maintenance personnel who will use the New York Energy Manager (NYEM) facility operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to identify opportunities for energy efficiency at their facilities.

    NYEM is a digital energy data management system that collects energy use data from participating buildings across New York State, performs an analysis to identify hidden costs and inefficiencies in energy use trends and patterns, and provides guidance on how to be more efficient. The new training program could eventually be offered throughout the NY State university system.(Source: SUNY, 6 Feb., 2018) Contact: NYPA NYEM, www.nypa.gov/services/digital-energy-services/ny-energy-manager; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; SUNY, Kristina Johnson, Chancellor, www.suny.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  NYSERDA,  SUNY,  Building Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    BMCC Rooftop Hosts Manhattan's Largest Solar Project (Ind. Report)
    New York Power Authority
    Date: 2017-12-04
    In the Biog Apple, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports it has completed the installation of 947 vertical solar energy panels on the main roof of Borough of Manhattan Community College's (BMCC/CUNY) four-block-long 199 Chambers Street building. The BMCC solar array is the largest public photovoltaic facility on Manhattan island, and the first vertical solar facility in New York City, according to NYPA.

    BMCC is working collaboratively with regulators including the New York City Department of Buildings and The New York City Fire Department for permits to store solar power in two 100-kWh backup batteries for emergency and peak-load periods. The project, a collaborative effort between the New York Power Authority's Energy Services Program and BMCC/CUNY, is part of a greater effort to reduce CUNY's utility costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

    Project design and construction were led by The Fulcrum Group, which contracted with Solar Liberty and Maric Mechanical to complete the PV system installation. (Source: NYPA, BMCC, PR, 29 Nov., 2017) Contact: The Fulcrum Group, www.thefulcrumgroup.com; NYPA, (914) 681-8186, paul.demichele@nypa.gov, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Power Authority,  Solar,  Vertical Solar,  


    Albany Awarded $1.4Mn for Energy Efficiency Projects (Ind. Report)
    ew York Power Authority
    Date: 2017-09-08
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports it has awarded $1.4 million to the city of Albany for three programs designed to cut its energy usage -- including one that will tie 22 city buildings into the statewide New York Energy Manager center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

    NYPA's efforts are part of a statewide mandate to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20 pct by 2020. The New York Energy Manager facility was created in part to oversee that project, and the $1.4 million awarded to Albany was part of a competition among four upstate cities that provided up to $500,000 to qualified projects. The projects are expected to save Albany $240,000 per in energy costs. (Source: NYPA, TimesUnion, Sept., 2017) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Power Authority,  Energy Consmption,  Energy Efficiency,  


    NY Invests $1.5bn in Solar, Wind Workforce Training (Ind. Report)
    NYSERDA,Wind,Solar,NYPA
    Date: 2017-06-07
    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) reports it a new initiative to help create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. The $1.5 billion Clean Climate Careers scheme marks the largest clean energy procurement by a state in US history, representing an additional 2.5 million MWh of electricity a year. The initiative aims to grow the Empire State's emerging clean economy and prepare the workforce for long term careers in the sector.

    In partnership with the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell University and Climate Jobs NY, the scheme will significantly expand energy efficiency and solar installations at public buildings, with a particular focus on wind and solar.

    Additionally, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is partnering with a consortium of banks to help municipalities finance energy efficiency and solar projects and plans to install more than 125MW of solar capacity in schools and other public buildings by 2020. (Source: NYSERDA, NYPA, Energy Live News, Others, 5 June, 2017) Contact: NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; NYPA, (914) 681-8186, paul.demichele@nypa.gov, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  Wind.Solar,  NYPA,  


    $520Mn in Energy Efficiency Upgrades Slated for CUNY (Funding)
    City University of New York
    Date: 2017-05-17
    As previously reported, Empire State Governor Cuomo has announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) system's 19 campuses will receive over $520 million in energy efficiency upgrades, beginning the year.

    Of the total, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be financing and implementing more than $140 million of the projects projects and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is delivering $380 million in projects ranging from the installation of high-efficiency lighting to the replacement of outdated HVAC sytems. The initiative, is part of the university's Sustainable CUNY Conserves program. (Source: City University of New York , 15 May, 2017) Contact: CUNY, www2.cuny.edu; BuildSmartNY, www.buildsmart.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News City University of New York,  Energy Efficiency,  


    NY State K-Solar Program Expands with New Vendors (Ind. Report)
    New York Power Authority
    Date: 2017-03-06
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports it is expediting the opportunities for the state's school districts to "go solar" and participate in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's K-Solar initiative with the addition of two additional solar power vendors; Greenskies Renewable Energy will assist schools in Central and Northern New York and Long Island, and Solar Liberty will bring schools on-line in Western New York and the Southern Tier. SolarCity will continue to be the designated developer for the Hudson Valley, Capital Region and New York City.

    K-Solar is a first-of-its kind program launched in January 2014, to combat climate change by promoting renewable energy use. The K-Solar program is administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYPA works with each school district and matches them with a solar developer to move ahead with installation.

    To date, 25 districts have signed 48 individual power purchase agreements with K-Solar developers and are ready to proceed with solar panel installations. (Source: NYPA, PR, 1 Mar., 2017) Contact: NYPA, (914) 681-8186, paul.demichele@nypa.gov, www.nypa.gov; John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  Solar,  New York Power Authority ,  Solar,  


    NYPA, Albany County Partner on Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
    NYPA
    Date: 2016-10-28
    In White Plains, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) reports it has partnered with Albany County to complete comprehensive energy-saving improvements at the Albany County Office Building and Family Court. The project will save about $88,000 in annual energy costs and remove roughly 540 tpy of greenhouse gases.

    NYPA provided more than $1.3 million in financing for the upgrades, which were carried out under Governor Andrew Cuomo's BuildSmart NY program. National Grid provided a $107,000 incentive for the project which included the installation of high-efficiency boilers, air-handling improvements and lighting control upgrades. BuildSmart NY is expected to save millions of dollars for taxpayers and create thousands of jobs while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The program is also a cornerstone of the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to create an energy system in New York that is more resilient, efficient and affordable. REV also includes a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state 40 pct by 2030. (Source: NYPA, RealEstateRama, 26 Oct., 2016) Contact: NYPA, (914) 681-8186, paul.demichele@nypa.gov, www.nypa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Energy Efficiency,  BuildSmart NY,  

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