NYPA Develops Advanced Grid Lab

Rapid technological changes in energy use, data, and generation have led NYPA to create an advanced laboratory facility to test, model, and create new solutions for energy systems. The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) positions New York State as a global center for electric grid research. It is one of four strategic recommendations of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Energy Highway Task Force and supports the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The lab is operated under the auspices of the New York Power Authority. Contact AGILe@nypa.gov for more information.

AGILe will have key capabilities for developing, modeling, and testing:

The lab will be able to simulate large portions of the transmission grid, testing the impacts of distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, energy storage, etc.
AGILe will allow research to study the impacts and challenges of cyber incidents on the grid.
The lab will provide the ability to test new sensing technologies and the development of algorithms for maximizing sensor data.
Automation is changing system operation and maintenance. Testing and modeling automated systems will allow for more reliable deployment.
Modeling and testing power electronic controllers will help engineers evaluate and choose among emerging technologies.

AGILe at Work

NYPA's Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy allows real-time modeling of New York's energy grid, suggest improvements and simulate the impact of new technologies

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AGILe at Work