NY getting $24 million in federal funds to strengthen electrical grid
New York state is getting federal help to strengthen its electric grid.
New York was awarded $24 million in federal funding, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
It’s all part of an effort to increase the state’s readiness for extreme weather and natural disasters.
This money will help New York achieve its goal of 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040.
These are the goals NYSERDA is looking for:
Storm Hardening: Improving the resilience of the electric grid against disruptive events such as power outages due to storms that impact critical operations;
Predictive Analytics: Development of advanced data and metrics to detect electric system conditions before they become issues to support system reliability and resiliency;
Climate Justice: Reducing carbon emissions to ensure benefits of investments flow to communities that are underserved, marginalized and overburdened by pollution;
Energy Affordability: Deploying tools and technologies and ensuring optimized utilization of resources and electricity grid assets to reduce total system costs and address the burden of inadequate electricity distribution infrastructure; and
Job Creation: Increasing access to NYSERDA’s comprehensive workforce development portfolio of services for skilled clean energy workers.