NYC Smart Grid
With one of the highest load densities in the world, New York City, its suburbs, and New Jersey represent the most intricate and diverse area for urban and suburban smart grid performance. Smart grid technologies will help consumers use energy more efficiently, support alternative energy sources, enable widespread adoption of electric vehicles, and enhance reliability to all customers including major medical facilities, transportation systems, financial institutions, and media centers.
The U.S. Department of Energy, through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, awarded Con Edison a total of $181 million in 2009. This funding will enable Con Edison to deploy and integrate smart grid technology into its network grid system. One of the innovations involves a distributed generation project with the City University of New York (CUNY) to study how a photovoltaic system with battery storage can be integrated into the New York City electric grid. Press release >>