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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces new US$8 million phase of microgrid competition

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces new US$8 million phase of microgrid competition

The initial phase of the US$40 million NY Prize microgrid competition was announced by Cuomo in January 2016. Image: Zack Seward / Flickr New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the next stage of the US$40 million NY Prize microgrid competition, which seeks to modernize the state’s electric grid, help neighborhoods cut costs and promote clean energy. The next round of financing will offer US$8 million in awards for engineering designs and business plans for community microgrids in order to guarantee that local power networks can operate independently during emergencies or power outages. The initial phase was originally announced by Cuomo during his State of the State address in January 2016. Cuomo noted: “This competition will help make communities more resilient as well as bring New York one step closer in its goal toward achieving 50 percent renewable energy by 2030....

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