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2018 NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

2018 NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

Advanced Energy Group’s New York stakeholders convened on November 29 at the Duane Morris office near Times Square to discuss energy challenges related to Mobility and Transportation. HG opened the conversation by stating the goal of the session: work together as a group to prioritize energy challenges and solutions associated with greening New York’s transportation sector.

New York's Approach to Energy Technology and Innovation (Q3 2018)

New York's Approach to Energy Technology and Innovation (Q3 2018)

Improvements in technology have consistently moulded the cities we live in; IoT and other related modern technologies are bringing about a similar leap in how they continue to evolve. The opportunity and role it has to play in achieving New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) plan, as well as OneNYC’s citywide emission reduction goal of 80% by 2050, cannot be ignored.

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

NYAE hosted its Q2 event keeping with the theme of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization, on 24th of May 2018. The event brought together discussion leaders and participants to collectively take on the most pressing challenges faced by the urban energy ecosystem in New York, which includes modernizing the grid, retrofitting existing buildings, developing incentives and value propositions for building owners, and recent policy implications.

OneNYC's 80x50 Must Include Electric Grid Modernization & Improvements to Buildings (NYAE Q2 2018)

OneNYC's 80x50 Must Include Electric Grid Modernization & Improvements to Buildings (NYAE Q2 2018)

Set forth by Mayor De Blasio, OneNYC aims to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. Reaching this target relies on a variety of energy efficiency efforts. Currently, 80% of NYC emissions come from buildings. Taking into account the pace of current developments, 90% of existing buildings are expected to remain standing in 2050.

New York Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure and Microgrids (NYAE Q1 2018)

New York Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure and Microgrids (NYAE Q1 2018)

As a coastal city, New York faces multifaceted levels of risks from extreme weather events. Some parts of the city are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which highlighted the massive financial and social cost of these types of disasters, as well as the city’s under-preparedness for such events. With recent hurricanes causing extreme flooding, these critical infrastructure risks apply across the country and the globe.

2017 NYAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

2017 NYAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

New York Advanced Energy Group’s Q4 2017 Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Mobility and Transportation, co-hosted by Duane Morris, highlighted challenges and success stories of the city’s transportation sector. Speakers at the forefront of mobility and transportation, including John Markowitz of New York Power Authority, Thomas Abdallah and Nora Ostrovskaya of MTA, Mark Simon of NYC DOT, Tim Kruekniet of EVBox, and Nick Hill of ReachNow car sharing by BMW, led the discussion on policies, goals, and new technologies for the city of New York. The stakeholder member discussion tapped into collective thought, solutions, and innovative ideas for a more effective and sustainable transportation sector for New York City.

Mobility and Transportation in the Big Apple - 2017 NYAE Q4

Mobility and Transportation in the Big Apple - 2017 NYAE Q4

The US burns about 19 million barrels of oil a day; roughly 70% of those barrels accommodate the transportation system. The consequences—such as environmental degradation and economic volatility, as well as contributing to the negative effects of climate change—pose a massive threat to different aspects of the country’s well-being.

New York's Internet of Things, Technology & Innovation - 2017 NYAE Q3

New York's Internet of Things, Technology & Innovation - 2017 NYAE Q3

The speed of change taking place in renewable energy generation, storage, and the technologies is closely associated with the internet of things (IoT). In New York, it has provided a space for smaller, yet positively disruptive technologies such as actively-monitored workstations and lighting fixtures to be paired with elevator and ventilation systems to reduce overall building energy consumption.

Site Tour NYAE & NYECC Visit Roosevelt Island's New Sustainable Campuses

Site Tour NYAE & NYECC Visit Roosevelt Island's New Sustainable Campuses

On June 29th, 2017, Advanced Energy Group Fellow Tanner Kenney joined the New York Energy Consumers Council for a tour of the nearly-completed Cornell Tech campus at The Bloomberg Center on Roosevelt Island slated to open in August of 2017. On May 30th, 2017, the university announced its goal to achieve both net-zero and LEED Platinum statuses on the campus.

2017 NYAE Q1 Recap: Microgrids & Critical Infrastructure

2017 NYAE Q1 Recap: Microgrids & Critical Infrastructure

The Q1 2017 New York Advanced Energy Group (NYAE) Stakeholder Breakfast took place on Thursday, March 23rd at the offices of Duane Morris where discussion leaders and attendees examined the topics of microgrids and critical infrastructure in the context of City public policy, infrastructure, the private sector, and beyond.

2016 NYAE Q4 Recap: Mobility & Transportation

On December 15, 2016, NYAE held its quarterly stakeholder breakfast, which covered the transportation sector from various perspectives. Phyllis Kessler of Duane Morris aptly put that the transportation sector has overtaken utilities as the number one producer greenhouse gases in the nation, bringing up issues ranging from the need to bulk up the electrical grid for vehicle charging stations to modernized and efficient transportation.

2016 NYAE Q3 Recap: Technology, Buildings & Distributed Generation Optimization

2016 NYAE Q3 Recap: Technology, Buildings & Distributed Generation Optimization

On September 14, 2016, NYAE hosted its quarterly breakfast on Technology, Buildings and Distributed Generation Optimization. Discussion leaders shed light on critical concerns within sectors - from the different mechanisms that ConEdison is employing to push for the integration of distributed resources to data driven approaches for customer acquisition and real time results.

2016 NYAE Q2 Recap: Generators as DERs?

2016 NYAE Q2 Recap: Generators as DERs?

Megacities use 9% of world’s electricity and New York City is the world’s largest, by far.  In areas of extreme congestion, there is a significant, growing need for consumers to reduce their electric load at peak times to prevent grid outages, preserve existing electric infrastructure and contain network damages – which translate into higher costs to ratepayers and greater economic benefits for customer-sided distributed energy resources.