New York Power Authority to pursue collaborative research with Israeli Electric Co.

US: The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) are establishing a partnership to promote and support innovation in the energy sector with an emphasis on protecting the electric power grid in the state of New York, Israel, and globally.

The plan supports New York’s nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda that is driving New York to a carbon-free economy and the recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which creates the most aggressive climate change program in the United States. The partnership was one of the several announced recently by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

The two state utilities will leverage their knowledge, services, and capacities to cooperate on the creation of joint enterprises, joint ventures, subcontracting, services contracts, management contracts, common research, and the exchange of technologies.

The intention is to protect the electric generation and transmission systems in New York and Israel from damage and disruption through the development of advanced cybersecurity means and methods with physical and internet of things (IoT) security protection and real-time asset information.

The utilities will undertake sustained efforts to promote and support innovation in integrated operational technology, information technology, IoT, cybersecurity integrated management, and critical asset information toward the protection of electric power grids. Further research may focus on sensors and communication, diagnostic and analytics, buildings and energy, distributed energy solutions, energy storage, grid modernization, microgrids, and electric vehicles.

Source: T&D World