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NYPA announces $30M energy storage demonstration project upstate

The 20-MW demonstration project will be adjacent to an NYPA substation in Franklin County. Construction could begin this fall although NYPA is still negotiating on the property.   

NYPA signs off on long-term upgrade for Niagara hydropower plant

The nine-year contract will support a multi-phase refurbishment of the Niagara plant’s head gates and stop log rails. These are large underwater mechanical structures connected with reach of the plant’s 13 turbine generating units.

Duke Shows off New York Solar Farm on old Golf Course site

Duke Energy Renewables showed off its Shoreham Solar Commons Project, a 24.9-MW site near Brookhaven, New York. Shoreham Solar Commons was placed into service in July.

NYPA Collaborates with EPRI on Drone Inspection Automation Project

The project will field test new technologies with the goal of making transmission system inspections safer, faster and more efficient while providing greater detail than current techniques. 

NYPA adding Digital Video Walls to two Power Plants

The New York Power Authority is upgrading the control rooms at the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena and the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in Schoharie Country. The 81-foot CineMassive video wall systems will allow control room operators to easily view and rapidly assess data on how the plants are running.

Digital Power Evolution: Taking the Grid on its 21st Century Journey

Utilities are in a tough spot. They didn’t ask for the rise of prosumers and cyber threats, nor the complications that have come with consumer electricity demands. There is a light at the end of the tunnel—it starts and ends with digital innovation.    

New York Begins Wave toward 2,400 MW of Offshore Wind

The state’s Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW of offshore wind through a solicitation in the fourth quarter this year.

New York Offering Funds for Meteorological Studies to Support Offshore Wind

The RFP will collect information about wind resources to reduce uncertainty about site conditions.

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