As stated by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, the competition aims to provide important distributed energy benefits: “By creating strong local power networks, we can help modernize our energy grid while providing clean, reliable power to New Yorkers for years to come.”
TRC has partnered with three communities to conduct microgrid feasibility studies for NY Prize’s first phase. These projects leverage TRC’s multi-disciplined team of power delivery, energy efficiency, and renewable energy experts—and have required close collaboration with municipalities, utilities, and other stakeholder groups. Projects include:
Through the microgrid feasibility studies, TRC identified potential microgrid sites, assessed technical system components and configuration, assessed financial feasibility and project value, and developed a preliminary project design (each interconnected to the local utility).
TRC’s viable and effective microgrid solutions help position New York communities as energy leaders and contribute to their local sustainability, health, and safety goals. More broadly, a distributed energy approach supports state grid reliability and resiliency and serves as an effective alternative to replacement of aging infrastructure.