Vice President of Global Business Development
Demand Energy Networks
In the heart of one of the more constrained segments of New York City within Con Edison’s service territory, Demand Energy and L+M Development Partners developed a microgrid to provide load relief for Con Edison on days when the grid is stressed by air conditioning demand.
Marcus Garvey Village is a low- and middle-income apartment complex located in Brownsville, which is home to a constrained substation that serves the area. L+M’s development goal is to transform specific low-income neighborhoods into healthy, vibrant and economically secure communities. At the time, they were unaware that this project would become a leading example of the path forward in developing the city’s evolving digital grid.
This region within Con Edison’s service territory is known as the Brooklyn-Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program. During the summer air-conditioning season, the substation supplying power for this network is overstressed by 53 MW of power. Marcus Garvey village has a peak summer load of 1.5 MW and is coincident with the peak overloading of the substation.
The Marcus Garvey Village project was the 2017 winner of the Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) Distributed Storage project of the year award.
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