Renewable Energy

NYPA Announces $1 Million in Foundation Funding to Support Innovative U.S.-Israeli Thermal Energy Storage Project


Project to Increase Energy Efficiency on SUNY Campus and Help Realize Governor Cuomo’s Goal of 40 Percent Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced today a $1 million award from the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD Energy Program) to support a new U.S.-Israeli partnership to develop and test the use of thermal energy storage with combined heat and power (CHP), a project aimed to increase system energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The innovative new technology, developed through a joint research project with Brenmiller Energy, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of thermal energy storage systems, will help achieve Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal of a cleaner and more resilient energy system, and accelerate progress against the Governor’s target of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, from 1990 levels, by 2030.

“This international collaboration to develop and refine this energy storage innovation will provide mutual benefit to our respective countries and support our energy independence and efficiency goals,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA’s president and CEO. “Leveraging this technology to produce excess electricity and store it for later use will take us another step forward in the pursuit of the next milestone.”