NY Electric Grid to Accommodate Clean Energy

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Governor Cuomo Announces $10 Million to Modernize New York’s Power Grid

NYSERDA, June 7, 2013

Funding Supports Energy Highway Blueprint to Develop “Smart Grid” Technologies to Improve Power Flows, Promote Clean Energy and Lower Costs to Consumers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $10 million is available to promote new “Smart Grid” technologies that will help re-engineer New York State’s electric grid to accommodate a diverse supply of power generation sources, including more clean energy, enhance grid performance, reduce environmental impacts and energy consumption, and lower costs to customers.

The funding available is part of Governor Cuomo’s Energy Highway Blueprint, which called for innovative projects to help reduce peak demand strains on the electric system and reduce associated costs, integrate intermittent power sources, such as wind and solar, strengthen the security of the system, and improve overall reliability.

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