Bill Acker's blog
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.
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.