We are proud to share that our very own BE-Ex WISE Sponsor, Gotham 360, Completed The Feasibility Study That Allowed The East Bronx
Healthcare Microgrid Team To Receive A $1,000,000 State Grant
The East Bronx Healthcare Microgrid was announced by New
York Governor Andrew Cuomo as one of 11 winners to receive a $1,000,000 grant
to design a microgrid as part of NY Prize, a statewide initiative focused on
modernizing New York City’s electricity grid. This project is based on a feasibility study,
also funded through NY Prize and completed by Gotham 360.
NY Prize is a first-in-the-nation competition designated to
helping communities create microgrids, standalone energy system that can
operate during a power outage. The initiative helps communities reduce costs,
promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the electric
grid by spurring innovation and community partnerships.
“Gotham 360 is honored to be a part of such a prestigious
team and looks forward to further collaboration on our microgrid concept for
the East Bronx.,” said Jennifer Kearney,
Founder and CEO of Gotham 360. “NY Prize gives us the unique opportunity to
partner with like-minded organizations and build a more sustainable community
through reducing costs, promoting clean energy, and building reliability and
resiliency into the grid.”
The competition began with 85 award winners receiving a
$100,000 grant. As one of the winners, Gotham 360 used the grant to perform a
microgrid study on behalf of one of the firm’s longstanding healthcare clients,
Montefiore Medical Center.
In the second stage, Gotham 360 partnered with Enwave, who
is currently leading the team, that also includes Burns & McDonnell, Van
Zelm Engineers, Couch White, Utilivisor, and ConEd to design a district energy
system microgrid in the East Bronx, that will provide heat and power to four
hospitals (Weiler Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Center, Einstein
College of Medicine, and Calvary Hospital).
The Gotham 360 team will apply its expertise to develop a
comprehensive engineering, financial, and commercial assessment associated with
installing and operating a community microgrid in the East Bronx.
The proposed microgrid will mitigate the risk of single
generators failing during prolonged outages through combined heat and power,
solar, battery systems, steam turbine generators, and heat recovery steam
generators as well as leveraging existing steam generation plants.
For more information about NY Prize visit https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/ny-prize