GE, Utility, Government, and Academia Partner on Underground Microgrid Project to Improve Electricity Reliability in NY’s North Country

GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York. Fueled by a $1.2M grant from the DOE’s office of electricity delivery and energy reliability (OE) and a $300,000 investment from GE, this project will allow for the development of an enhanced microgrid control system (eMCS) designed to keep the town’s electricity system up and running for several days should it become disconnected from the main power station.