NYPA to Re-Think Albany Microgrid Following Pressure to Add Renewables

By District Energy posted 02-08-2018 13:05


Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge

Albany microgridGovernor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza.


Under pressure from local advocates, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it will take a second look at plans for a 16-MW Albany microgrid project to see if it can incorporate renewable energy.

As originally conceived the Albany microgrid would use combined heat and power (CHP) to supply 90 percent of the power, as well as heating and cooling, for the 10 buildings at Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza.

But the project has faced local protest for its reliance on natural gas and lack of renewables. Opponents have been pushing for use of geothermal at the site.

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