Booz Allen said Thursday 16 communities in the state each received an initial funding worth $100,000 for the microgrid projects under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authorityâ€™s NY Prize program.
The competition aims to explore the capability of microgrids to mitigate power reliability concerns and is part of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomoâ€™s Reforming the Energy VisionÂ platform.
Booz Allen will collaborate with utility officials and community representatives to evaluate costs, energy flows, benefits, infrastructure and power generation assets and expects the studies to conclude by the first quarter of 2016.
Power Analytics will work to integrate its Energy Net software platform with the microgrid projects, while Siemens will assess grid infrastructure and microgrid control aspects for the systems.
The communities that secured funding as part of the NY Prize program include:
- Mt. Kisco
- New Rochelle