New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025.
This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion (£1.5bn) in lifetime benefits, including electricity distribution system savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Governor Cuomo says it would also boost the resiliency of the electric grid by reducing the impact of outages caused by severe weather.
Adding more energy storage into the system will also maximise the benefits of other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind and help ensure they are available when needed to meet peak demand for electricity.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: “Clean energy is the future of our planet and New York will continue to lead the nation in this technology to fight climate change and conserve resources for generations to come.
“This roadmap is the next step to not only grow our clean energy economy and create jobs but to improve the resiliency of the grid to keep our power running in the face of extreme weather and other emergency situations.”