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Focus Area: Grid Modernization

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Grid Modernization program focuses on four specific areas: high performing grid, future proofing the grid, grid flexibility, and grid resilience. These approaches foster collaborative, multifunctional teams and partnerships with the New York State utilities while directly advancing electric-grid evolution. NYSERDA works with innovators on solutions that will deliver the performance needed to achieve New York State’s Climate Act goals for a 70% renewable grid in 2030, and a greenhouse gas free electric grid in 2040.

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Investment Areas

  • Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs)
  • Improving situational awareness on the grid
  • Energy storage and transmission as a distribution asset
  • Grid stability and energy deliverability
  • Modernization of the electric grid to reduce impacts due to extreme weather and natural disaster


NYSERDA partners with academia, national labs, utilities, industry, and working groups to contribute to New York's modernization of the grid.

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