A pioneering electric grid and power systems laboratory has been unveiled at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex. The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe), located in the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building, spearheads real-time testing and validation of electrification technologies, grid enhancements, and renewable energy integration solutions.

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Situated within the nation's premier nonprofit semiconductor research and development facility, AGILe serves as a global hub for electric grid research. The facility aims to drive innovation that leads to a more sustainable future.

Expansion Enables Testing Of Cutting-Edge Technologies

Conceived by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), AGILe facilitates real-time simulation of electric grid scenarios without jeopardizing system integrity. This expansion enables the testing of cutting-edge technologies and their impacts on New York's electric grid, fostering accelerated integration of renewables and enhancing grid resilience.

NYPA Trustee Laurie Wheelock underscored the importance of AGILe's collaborative efforts in advancing New York's Climate Act objectives. NYPA President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll emphasized the laboratory's significance in supporting the state's transition to a clean energy economy.

$9 Million To Support Advanced Technology Research

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has pledged $9 million to support advanced technology research at AGILe. This funding will bolster initiatives focused on grid reliability, modernization, cybersecurity, and operational flexibility over the next three years.

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AGILe's capabilities extend to assessing the impact of renewable energy integration on New York’s electric grid. By enabling the connection of clean energy technologies such as battery storage systems and electric vehicles, AGILe serves as a testing ground for product enhancement and performance evaluation.

Advancing New York's Clean Energy Agenda.

Aligned with New York's climate goals, AGILe will facilitate research collaborations with industry stakeholders, utilities, and research entities. Assemblymembers Didi Barrett, Patricia Fahy, and John T. McDonald III commended AGILe's role in advancing New York's clean energy agenda.

With AGILe's inauguration, New York solidifies its commitment to sustainable energy innovation, positioning itself as a global leader in clean energy research and development.

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