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The East Bronx Healthcare Microgrid Team Receives A $1,000,000 State Grant Based On Gotham 360’s Feasibility Study In the NY Prize Competition

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: New York City, NY, March 25, 2017 - 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,

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.

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About Gotham 360: Gotham 360 is a full-service energy consulting and management firm located in New York City with over 30 years of combined experience and expertise. We assist our clients in effectively and efficiently managing energy risks and challenges. We work from the inside out, fully integrating ourselves into each organization’s teams and programs so that we can help them source the most innovative and cost-effective energy solutions available.

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