The New York legislature passed a bill authorizing the Public Service Commission to set an energy storage target for 2030, when the state aims to draw half its power from renewable sources.
The PSC must choose the goal by the start of 2018. Then, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority will start implementing a deployment program to meet the target. The program must consider both customer-sited and front-of-the-meter storage, evaluating its use for transmission upgrade deferral and peak load reduction in constrained areas.
If Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the bill, which supports his renewable expansion goals, his state could become the fourth to pass such a target.
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