Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, microgrids provide resiliency in New York City
A partnership launched in response to Hurricane Sandy has produced eight, state-of-the-art microgrids to provide resiliency to New York City communities nine years after the storm.
UGE International designed and deployed the microgrid systems, utilizing battery systems from SimpliPhi Power, natural gas generators, and rooftop solar installations. RISE:NYC was launched through a partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
“Hurricane Sandy gave New Yorkers a glimpse of the impact that climate change can have on businesses, residents, and our electric grid, and recent devastation from Hurricane Ida shows us that we all need to be prepared,” said UGE Managing Director Mateo Chaskel. “UGE is proud to be providing renewable energy microgrid systems that can provide off-grid clean power when the grid is put at risk by storms and uncertain climate.”
The eight sites included in the portfolio are in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the Rockaways in Queens.
Hurricane Sandy cut the power to more than 8 million people in the U.S.