USA - NY Competition to Draw Israeli Clean Tech

Arno Froese

In an announcement, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the New York Power Authority (NYPA) would be partnering with the Israel Smart Energy Association (ISEA) to launch the challenge, which comes with a $1 million award.

The ISEA is an organization that brings together local and global smart energy players in New York and Israel, with stakeholders to launch initiatives and build partnerships.

The NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the US, with 16 generating facilities. The organization says that more than 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.

“New York and Israel have a long history of collaboration and a common interest in developing new clean energy solutions that will address climate change and mutually benefit our power systems,” said Hochul in a statement. “The Smart Energy Challenge will give small startup firms the opportunity to work with a large utility and allow New York State to maintain its lead as an innovator as it moves aggressively toward a 100% zero-emissions electric grid by 2040.

In December, Hochul and Israel Counsel General in New York Asaf Zamir announced that PrismaPhotonics, a Tel Aviv-based provider of smart monitoring solutions for physical infrastructure, won the 2021 challenge for its detection system that flags real-time transmission line issues.

Israel Smart Energy Association CEO Elad Shaviv, said that “as a leading player in the smart energy space, Israel will use its growing talents and knowledge to further the global transition to clean power.”, 7 February 2022

Arno's Commentary

Approximately 13% of New York City’s population is Jewish, with about 2 million living in the state of New York. That means, New York City with 1.1 million Jews, has twice the number of Jerusalem at 559,800. The ethnicity is divided, according to the US Census Bureau, as white 42.7%, Hispanic 29.1%, Black 24.3%, Asian 14.1%. list five of the most multicultural cities in the world: 1) Amsterdam, 2) London, 3) Los Angeles, 4) Paris, 5) New York.

What do all these cities and countries have in common? “100% zero-emissions electric grid” goals.

Not only merchandise, but also electric power has become a unifying source the world over. The NYPA—the largest public power organization in the US—already claims that 80% of its electricity comes from renewable hydropower. To reach 100% by 2040 seems quite attainable. Here, Israel’s knowledge is sought after.

It is our opinion that this tendency will increase; not only because Israel’s Smart Energy Association CEO Elad Shaviv says, “…Israel will use its growing talents and knowledge to further the global transition to clean power,” but also because we know from Bible prophecy that Israel is destined to be the world leader.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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