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The Long Island Community Microgrid Project (LICMP), located in East Hampton, New York, aims to achieve nearly 50% of its grid-area electric power requirements from local solar and sets the stage to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in transmission investments that otherwise would be required to deliver power to the region. The result will be an optimized local energy system combining up to 15 megawatts of solar power with a 25-megawatt-hour energy storage system. The renewables-based solution will also provide backup power to critical loads, including two Suffolk County Water Authority water pumping and filtration plants and the Springs Fire District facility, during outages.
The LICMP was one of the first projects awarded funding by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo through the NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition. In 2016, the Clean Coalition completed a Feasibility Study for the project.
The Long Island Community Microgrid Project is expected to deliver many benefits to the community, such as:
In addition, the LICMP will serve as a model for New York and beyond, proving that Community Microgrids provide cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable power.
Highlights of the LICMP progress following the Clean Coalition’s delivery of the LICMP Feasibility Study:
This progress on the LICMP has been made through market forces and without further NY Prize grant support.
When fully developed, the Long Island Community Microgrid Project project will provide these benefits over 20 years:
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