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New York’s Power Plants Now Protected, Using Israel’s Iron Dome Technology

Aerial view of the Robert Moses Dam, part of the Niagara Power Project, Lewiston, New York, where the mPrest system is located. (Courtesy) (Photo: courtesy)

New York won’t have to worry about power outages anymore since adding new technology from the “start-up” nation, as described by Cathryn J. Prince in The Times of Israel.

Working with mPrest, the Israeli company that developed the Iron Dome missile defense technology, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will now be able to stop power outages before they start.

From navigation aids to imaging technology to cyber security, mPrest’s collaboration with NYPA is one more example of how Israel’s hi-tech industry has adapted military technology for the civilian market…

NYPA and mPrest got together after the failure of two of NYPA’s largest transformers. The first to fail was the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project in 2012. That was followed by the failure of the Niagara Power Project in 2014. Neither was a catastrophic failure à la Hollywood, but they cost upwards of $5 million to repair. NYPA decided there had to be a better way. So it reached out to the Israeli Smart Energy Association (ISEA), which at the time wanted to find a partner in the US.

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