Center for Advanced Technology (NYSTAR)


Off-Grid Power Production from Renewable Gas Source

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK. The company is delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future.


The CIEES team is evaluating market and technology for distributed energy generation using gas on Long Island. The goal is to estimate impact of renewable gas on Power Production on Long Island.  Distributed natural gas generation is considered a viable option for relieving grid strain in congested load pockets, such as South and North Forks of Long Island. The natural gas generators, working in tandem with renewable energy sources, offer an economic alternative to chemical energy storage in some load pockets.

The CIEES team, led by Prof. Dr. Devinder Mahajan, Director of Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology (I-GIT), identified hybrid gas sources based off-grid technologies for distributed power production. Specifically, 20kW skid-mounted systems are the optimum  solution for distributed power generation