Adopt smart grid technologies and reduce transmission bottlenecks
Bottlenecks in the transmission system from energy generated in western and northern New York to the east and south to the lower Hudson Valley and New York City restrict the ability of the city to rely on renewable energy generated in other parts of the state. The City will work with its neighbors and State agencies to develop solutions to transmission bottlenecks through transmission modernization, new facilities, and smart transmission technology.
Smart grid technologies can also enable greater integration of distributed generation technologies and allows consumers to better manage consumption, helping to reduce both peak and total energy loads. The City supports the development of a comprehensive strategy to deploy smart grid technologies. This is consistent with the New York State Public Service Commission’s efforts to develop a new vision for the region’s power grid.