Project Description

New York Power Authority: Sensor I & Sensor II Projects

Imperia Engineering Partners has been awarded the Engineering for the Northern and Western Regions for Phase II of the NYPA sensor deployment program. Imperia has completed Phase I Engineering for the same regions. This program allows the New York Power Authority to analyze up to 95,000 new data points across its generation and transmission system by 2019. This will improve NYPA’s monitoring capabilities and ability to minimize maintenance and service issues. Imperia is providing engineering as part of the E-J Electric partners with O’Connell Electric as a joint venture on the state-wide sensor deployment initiative to design, build and install new sensors across NYPA facilities.

Reaching NYPA’s First All-Digital Utility Goal

The second phase of the project will cost $76 million and will include placing new sensors on generator turbines, circuit breakers, cable systems and battery banks across New York State and connect the sensors to NYPA’s Integrated Smart Operations Center (ISOC) in White Plains. The introduction of approximately 1,000 state-of-the-art sensors at facilities statewide will report power grid issues in real time which will significantly improve their reliability and resiliency.
When completed, the project will result in building a smarter, more responsive power system across New York State. The upgrades will allow NYPA to quickly collect data and allow for a faster response time to outages and other power grid issues. NYPA owns and operates approximately one-third of New York’s high-voltage power lines. These lines transmit power from NYPA’s three large hydroelectric generation facilities and wind power generation facilities, connecting nearly 7,000 megawatts of renewable energy to produce power. This project is part of NYPA’s Vision 2020 Smart Generation and Transmission strategic initiative