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Grant to help RIT researchers on electric grid work

Rochester Business Journal
July 25, 2014

A research team at Rochester Institute of Technology was awarded a $78,000 state grant for a project to improve economic and environmental costs of the state’s electric grid.

RIT looks to improve the grid’s energy flexibility by increasing allowable “microgrid density.” Researchers would develop controls for microgrids to allow cooperation between utilities and microgrids.

Microgrids growing increasingly popular among businesses, universities, hospitals and other large entities, officials said. The technology is a concern for local utilities—the added on-site power could cause power quality issues that could affect end-users on the same line.

The funding was part of a $3.3 million program to develop technology that adds resiliency and efficiency to the state’s electric grid. The funding comes from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid Program. There were seven projects funded in total.

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