Mr. Micah Kotch
Director, NY Prize & Strategic Advisor, Innovation
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
1359 Broadway
NY, NY 10018

Mr. Kotch and NY Prize Team,

I am pleased to support the LO3 Energy Team’s proposal to develop a community microgrid in Gowanus and Park Slope in support of Governor Cuomo’s goal of creating local energy networks with the ability to separate from the larger electric grid during extreme weather events or other emergencies. I understand that Microgrids are local energy networks that are able to separate from the larger electric grid during extreme weather events or other emergencies, and provide power to the grid when needed. Microgrid technologies can combine distributed energy generation resources like solar, wind or combined heat and power generation with battery and thermal storage systems to provide reliable electricity generated in my community to power my community.

The Brooklyn Microgrid will create a local energy network with a focus on:

  • Working with community leaders, businesses, utilities and technology partners to identify best fit distributed energy resources and critical infrastructure upgrades for my community
  • Developing locally generated energy and storage systems that provide efficiency and resiliency for emergency needs of our community
  • Reducing customer energy costs and promoting clean electricity generation, energy efficiency and energy storage options within my community
  • Managing these distributed energy resources for times of power outages and emergencies to protect my community, business and the local economy
  • Identify and create new financial incentives and business models to encourage community involvement and jobs, boosting the local economy

As a member of the Gowanus & Park Slope community, I endorse the exploration of the feasibility of this project in support of the safety and economic growth of my community and the protection of our natural resources and environment.


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Anton Zlotskiy Brooklyn, NY

John Landewe Brooklyn, NY

Michael Landewe Brooklyn

Raquel Irizarry Brooklyn, New York

Laura Steffler Kitchener, ON Canada

Cristian Rampello Jersey city, NJ

Stuart Miller Brooklyn

James eggleston Brooklyn

Maxwell Watkins Brooklyn, New York

Maxwell Watkins NY

Mark Drozdal Troy

Trevor Johnson Clayton, NC

Alison Ellison CA

John Boutsis Brooklyn

Eun Colletti Brooklyn

Amanda Kavanagh Brooklyn

bilal Salaam Brooklyn

Trish Sheldon Hollywood, FL 33021

Emily Fano New York

wendy johnson brooklyn

Brooklyn SolarWorks Brooklyn

Claire Frost Brooklyn, NY

Marsha Carlin Brooklyn

Jim Torpey Brooklyn

susan carey ny

Lynne Tallberg Somerville

Gordon Howard NY

Marian Brandenburg San Rafael CA

amy smith studio city, CA

cat marcasciano woodside NY

Darlene Carroll Minneapolis, MN

Zach Zill Brooklyn, NY

Wendy E. Brawer New York

Jacqueline Arias Miami

John Rivas New York

Linda Okhuoya Boston

Philip Ologe Boston

Lorna Wong-Johnson Brooklyn

Rebecca S. Casstevens Binghamton

Brandon Thompson Brooklyn & Los Angeles

YM Brooklyn

Sarah Benesch Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas Guariglia Brooklyn

Robert Sauchelli Brooklyn, NY

Bob Sauchelli Brooklyn

Judy O'Brien Brooklyn

Martha Cameron Brooklyn

Janet K. Kennedy Brooklyn

scott elgart brooklyn

Kate Little Brooklyn

Zachary Dominitz New York, NY

Helle-Vibeke Schuette New York

Ralph Carpacci Brooklyn

Carla Wilkens Brooklyn, NY

Stephanie Blake Brooklyn, NY

Ken Johnson Brooklyn, NY

Eric M Lustgarten NYC

Nikkil Kummat Brooklyn, NY

John Azor Brooklyn, NY

Bridget Benson Brooklyn, NY

Julian Lee Brooklyn, NY

Jack Leong Brooklyn, NY

Rob Goldenberg Brooklyn, NY

Gene Johnson Brooklyn, NY

Sara Dela Rosa Brooklyn, NY

Tempered Glass and Window Brooklyn, NY

SJ Fuel Company Brooklyn, NY

Crunch Fitness Brooklyn, NY

Archie B Weston Brooklyn, NY

Corcoran Realty Brooklyn, NY

Emily Wais Brooklyn, NY

Robert Kalb - Park Slope Copy Brooklyn, NY

Chandrie Ahmad - Key Foods Brooklyn, NY

Max Rodriguez Brooklyn, NY

Joe Schiavo Brooklyn, NY

Franky Hu Brooklyn, NY

Eitan Baron Brooklyn, NY

Lidia Malts Brooklyn, NY

Bob McElrath Brooklyn, NY

Adam Kornfield Brooklyn, NY

Anton Slatsky Brooklyn, NY

Alvin Chow Brooklyn, NY

Ralph Cohen Brooklyn, NY

K Conner Brooklyn, NY

Joanne Manfredi Brooklyn, NY

Andrea Hariston Brooklyn, NY

Sam Nosratian Brooklyn, NY

Alexandra Petr Brooklyn, NY

Kathrina Sta Cruz Brooklyn, NY

Luke Leipler Brooklyn, NY

Ed Herman Brooklyn, NY

Jenny Young Brooklyn, NY

Elissa Spencer Brooklyn, NY

Ali Kowalsky Brooklyn, NY

Alex Palantzas Brooklyn, NY

Dorothy Gardella Brooklyn, NY

Steven Allenby Brooklyn, NY

Philip White Brooklyn, NY

Kelvyn Hernandez Brooklyn, NY

Peter D'Arco Brooklyn, NY

Joey Umandop Brooklyn, NY

David Kare Brooklyn, NY

Tasha Azor Brooklyn, NY

Andy Whirlah Brooklyn, NY

Hazel Sylvester Brooklyn, NY

Vadim Probrasheskiy Brooklyn, NY

Anthony Maronni Brooklyn

Lawrence Orsini Brooklyn

David Anders Brooklyn

Admira Spahic Secaucus, NJ

Roberto Godoy North Bergen, NJ

Kirsten McCord NY, NY

Lucy Chalmeton new york, ny

Austin Huang North Potomac, MD

Aleksandr Allen Brooklyn, NY

John Lilic Brooklyn, NY

Kevin Kennedy Raleigh, NC