New York Announces a New Roadmap to Attain a Nation-Leading Six Gigawatts of Energy Storage by 2030

Source: NASEO

On December 28, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new roadmap to achieve 6 GW of energy storage by 2030. The 6 GW proposal, which equates to at least 20 percent of the peak electricity load in the state, was submitted to the Public Service Commission in a collaboration between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS). The roadmap proposes a series of NYSERDA-led energy storage programs to expand storage capacity among the bulk (large-scale), retail (community, commercial and industrial), and residential sectors. If approved, these projects will contribute to the state's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals to achieve 100 percent zero emission electricity by 2040 and produce 70 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and will save an estimated $2 billion dollars of electric system costs. “Accelerating the adoption of energy storage across the state will allow more wind and solar energy to be integrated into our electric grid, while improving air quality for many communities historically impacted by fossil fuel-generated pollution,” said President and CEO of NYSERDA Doreen M. Harris. “Building on New York's progress under Governor Hochul's leadership, this roadmap will provide a pathway for the industry to partner with us to bring forward the next wave of projects that will help New Yorkers realize the benefits of this important technology.” More information about the roadmap can be accessed here.