New York Announces Roadmap to Scale Energy Storage

EDF statement from Elizabeth B. Stein, Senior Manager, New York Clean Energy Law & Policy

June 22, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377, dschneider@edf.org

(NEW YORK, NY) The New York Department of Public Service and NYSERDA yesterday released a New York State Energy Storage Roadmap, which proposes policies, regulations and programs for New York to implement in order to achieve the state’s target of 1,500 megawatts of energy storage by 2025 – the largest per-capita commitment of any state in the U.S. Rapidly scaling energy storage is essential to moderating the need for additional capacity in the electric grid while increasing renewable generation to deliver environmental and public health benefits. The roadmap’s recommendations intend to accelerate the deployment of storage applications while letting the market drive down costs.  

“As New York increases its use of renewables, energy storage will play a much more important role in making the most of the state’s investment in these resources. This roadmap will help cement the state’s ability to maximize renewable energy use over time, and
achieve environmental benefits for all New Yorkers.”

 

  • Elizabeth B. Stein, Senior Manager, New York Clean Energy Law & Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

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