NYPA grid lab studies how to integrate renewables onto transmission grid

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The New York Power Authority’s new Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) is driving cost reductions and operational benefits right out of the gate. 

Last month, the lab embarked on its first protection and performance study for the Moses Adirondack Advanced Power Flow Control Project to look for ways NYPA can more effectively leverage upstate wind and hydro generation. 

The project will do this through the installation of distributed flexible alternating current transmission system (D FACTS) devices, which can push and pull power from congested lines to underused lines to relieve congestion along NYPA’s north south corridor.

“NYPA has developed an industry leading R&D facility to support efforts like the Moses Adirondack Advanced Power Flow Control project,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “Given the project’s potential to not only bring more renewable resources onto the New York State grid but also to reduce costs for the state and ratepayers, AGILe’s testing capabilities are critical to ensure this system is deployed quickly and reliably in support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and the Green New Deal.”

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Source: Smart Energy International

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