NYPA Press Release

Innovative Israeli Firms Sought to Collaborate on New Clean Energy Technologies

For Immediate Release: 1/21/2021

Contact: Lynne Smith | (914) 346-4656 | Lynne.Smith@nypa.gov

New York Power Authority-Israel Smart Energy Challenge to
Accept Applications Beginning Jan. 29, Offering Research Opportunities with the State’s Public Utility

Submit Proposals Here

The New York Power Authority’s Israel Smart Energy Challenge, a $2.5 million competition to attract Israeli companies with expertise in energy efficiency and clean energy generation, will begin accepting proposals to collaborate on new clean energy technologies on Jan. 29. 

NYPA is collaborating with the Israel Smart Energy Association (ISEA) to launch the competition among innovative firms headquartered in the State of Israel to support the next generation of the clean energy evolution. One or more innovative companies will be identified and given the opportunity to work with NYPA, the largest state public utility in the U.S., to scale up their technology in pilot demonstration projects to meet the specific needs of power utilities operations.


The Challenge was announced in March 2020 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to support New York State’s nation-leading commitment to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing the clean energy economy.


Interested companies are invited to participate in a pre-bid webcast at 9 a.m. (ET) on January 28. To register, email Manuel.Hamalian@nypa.gov by Jan. 27.


The NYPA-Israel Smart Energy Challenge supports New York’s clean energy transition and NYPA’s strategic priorities. Technologies of interest include energy storage; decarbonization of customer fuel use, including natural gas alternatives; building electrification, including heat pumps; metering; building disinfection; electric transportation charging and related infrastructure; virtual, remote, or touchless site assessment, construction management and asset management; and those related to improvements of hydropower plants, transmission lines and canal operations. Find more details here.

The applications period closes March 9. Previously submitted applications may be resubmitted.


For more information, visit the website or email Manuel.Hamalian@nypa.gov.


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