Siemens plans microgrid studies across New York


Siemens, Booz Allen Hamilton and Power Analytics have partnered to study the technical and economic feasibility of installing community microgrids in cities across New York, Siemens announced July 9.

Siemens will partner with consulting firm Baker Tilly on one of the projects. The communities each won $100,000 in microgrid funding through the NY Prize competition to evaluate how a microgrid could ensure power reliability, improve resiliency and preserve the environment.

The prize, sponsored by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), supports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision plan (REV) to build a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable energy system for New York.

Siemens will serve as a technology partner for 17 communities across New York. As part of the feasibility study, Siemens will provide the technical architecture for parts of the electrical and thermal microgrid systems and ensure that community-specific operating requirements are incorporated into the proposed solutions, according to a blog written by Pat Wilkinson, head of Siemens Energy Automation.

Microgrid feasibility studies are planned in: Watervliet, Sherburne, New Rochelle, Florida, Moreau, Carthage, Kingston, Mt. Kisco, Clarkstown, Mamaroneck, Elmira, Monticello, Chateaugay, Liberty, Somers and Cortlandt. Siemens also will work with Baker Tilly on the microgrid feasibility study for the Seneca Nation in New York.

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