2016 Energy Storage Roadmap for New York's Electric Grid

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) is pleased to present this Energy Storage Roadmap for New York’s Electric Grid. Energy storage is a key enabling technology to achieve New York’s goals of a cleaner, more efficient, cost-effective, reliable and resilient electric grid.

We need more than Renewables to make our Renewable Energy Goals

The New York State Energy Plan set an ambitious goal of generating 50% of our energy from renewable sources by 2030 as a step to achieving even higher renewable energy levels to support the State’s 2050 goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  Since solar and wind power are intermittent sources, only providing power when the sun is shining or wind is blowing, there are significant challenges is moving from generating a small portion of our energy from these source to relying on them for most of our power.

REV Demonstration Program is more than typical product demonstrations

As part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) will require that New York’s six major utilities consult with stakeholders to propose demonstration projects that will advance the development of new utility and third-party business models and to gain experience with the integration of distributed energy resources.  The concept asks participants to envision the end state of the REV process and to create demos that will test the new business models that are likely to emerge.   This new initiative represents a great opport

Power Trends in New York

NYISO recently released its annual Power Trends report and its main topic of discussion was the changing of historical patterns in the growth of electricity demand.  What is happening is a divergence in peak demand and day-to-day energy use and this has significant implications for the future of the grid.