Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced a competition to support innovative resiliency and clean energy projects across New York. The NY Prize Competition will offer $40 million in competitive funding for new sources of energy, focusing on “microgrids” that rely on locally generated green energy.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Adjusting to the new reality of extreme weather means making our communities as resilient as possible – and that is especially important when it comes to our local electrical grids.  This competition will encourage individuals and organizations across the state to come up with plans for protecting and strengthening their electrical system in the face of major storms. That will mean safer communities for New Yorkers, and I encourage businesses and utilities to put their best ideas forward this fall.”

More information on the competition is available here.