SUNY Smart Grid

SUNY Smart Grid

Incorporating information technology and communication tools, a Smart Grid transforms our existing electricity grid into one that is cleaner, safer, and more reliable and efficient. Among other things, a Smart Grid accepts energy from virtually any fuel source (including solar and wind); allows consumers to tailor their energy consumption to individual preferences (like price or environmental concerns); senses system overloads and reroutes power to prevent outages; resists attacks and natural disasters; and slows the advance of global climate change. SUNY is a founding member of The New York State Smart Grid Consortium, which will help drive down New York’s excessively high energy costs while creating jobs in our state. And, as our own “grid” of colleges and universities reaching every corner of New York, SUNY Smart Grid is uniquely suited to help invent, test, commercialize, train, and educate for this energy revolution, leading the way in making Smart Grid a reality for New York.

Power of SUNY - Strategic Plan