Governor Cuomo Announces $3.3 Million in New Projects to Improve New York Electric Grid

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo awarded $3.3 million to seven research teams to develop technologies that add resiliency and efficiency to New York State's electric grid. The projects were awarded support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid Program.Projects receiving a total of $3.3 million in support include: Brookhaven National Laboratory, ($250,000) -- Using radar in real-time response for restoration of electric utility systems, Clarkson University, ($381,000) -- Design of a resilient underground microgrid, ClearGrid Innovations, ($100,000) -- Using computer vision to analyze pictures of electric distribution problems, Con Edison, ($2 million) -- Demonstrating gridlink: a non-synchronous microgrid solution, Cornell University, ($227,000) -- Advanced microgrid integration with distributed energy resources, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems Training, ($300,000) -- Integrated aerial weather damage assessment system, and Rochester Institute of Technology ($78,000) -- microgrid cooperation for improving economic and environmental cost and grid resilience.