Energy Infrastructure Reports

Reports

New York State Energy Assurance Plan

The purpose of the Energy Assurance Plan (EAP) [PDF|9.5MB] is to develop a reasonable, effective and actionable Plan that will enhance state government Energy Assurance capabilities, energy reliability and identify new opportunities for enhanced assurance through technology. The EAP is intended to help State Energy Officials communicate and coordinate with energy stakeholders on energy disruptions and to prepare for potential disturbances. It provides a resource for State Energy Officials and other governmental stakeholders to understand the highly integrated and interdependent nature of the energy industry, the roles and responsibilities of regional organizations and designated State agencies, in the execution of effective pre-emergency mitigation, emergency response and restoration. The NYS EAP is part of the ongoing effort at the federal, state and local levels to enhance energy resiliency in New York. It also aligns with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Energy Assurance Guidelines and references made available by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE). Unlike a general state energy plan, the EAP provides background while helping stakeholders and responders to understand inter-relatedness of energy systems and become acquainted with the processes for mitigation and restoration. The EAP contains information about major energy sectors, interdependencies, vulnerabilities and the consequences of disruptions. It summarizes information about how energy stakeholders address energy disruptions and shortages and suggests mitigation measures beyond those addressed by the energy industry that New York might apply to various types and levels of supply disruptions.

New York State Transportation Fuels Infrastructure Study

The New York State Transportation Fuels Infrastructure Study [PDF] examines the infrastructure and market trends that affect the supply and distribution of transportation fuels into, and within, the State of New York as well as trends affecting fuel specifications and overall demand. The primary fuels include gasoline, diesel, and emerging alternative fuels such as ethanol, compressed natural gas, and biodiesel. The report discusses current and future estimated demand for transportation fuels in the State. Additionally, the report discusses key aspects of the supply chain, ranging from international and domestic refineries, pipelines, blending, storage terminals maritime transport, and rail, to retail operations and distribution.

New York Energy Policy Institute Project

The New York Energy Institute Project report [PDF] explores the establishment of a New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI) designed to bring together the knowledge-base and expertise found at New York’s public and private institutions of higher education to provide analysis, insights, and guidance to State decision makers on important energy technology and policy issues. This report contains three key elements:

  • Directory of institutions and faculty conducting energy-related research in New York State;
  • An analysis of existing state and federal models that involve the use of academicians to support energy and environmental policy decision making; and,
  • Recommendations for establishing an entity such as NYEPI in New York State.

Energy Patterns and Trends

In April 2012, the Energy Analysis program published Patterns and Trends - New York State Energy Profiles: 1996-2010 [PDF], a comprehensive storehouse of energy statistics and data on energy consumption, supply sources, and price and expenditure information for New York State. For a bound copy of this report, please call Kathleen Brust at 518-862-1090, ext. 3345.

Fast Facts

The Energy Analysis program maintains a comprehensive set of New York State-specific energy statistics [PDF], as well as analytical capabilities to examine the wide range of energy issues that confront New York by providing staff support to New York's Energy Planning Board.

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Resource Development Potential in New York - October 2006

This study estimated the natural gas efficiency potential in New York for the 10-year period between 2007 and 2016; five years of gas efficiency programs and five years of post-program market effects. The study estimated the potential to reduce natural gas consumption resulting from cost-effective energy efficiency, evaluated and suggested natural gas efficiency programs for implementation, estimated natural gas efficiency potential resulting from the suggested programs, and assessed the potential impact of the proposed programs on the natural gas prices. The study scope included all applicable natural gas efficiency technologies, with the exception of fuel switching, electricity generation measures, and combined heat and power technologies. Additionally, the study addressed efficiency potential from all natural gas end-users in the buildings sector. The study analyzed more than 2,000 distinct efficiency measures, consisting of approximately 150 different technologies and practices applied to numerous facility types and market.

Petroleum Infrastructure Study - September 2006

This study characterizes the distillate and residual fuel oil infrastructure on Long Island, the New York City metropolitan area, New York Harbor (including relevant facilities located in New Jersey), and the Hudson River corridor as far north as Albany and Rensselaer. The study identifies major sources of fuel supplies and the associated flow paths into New York, inventory patterns, characterizes the status of storage facilities, assesses the capability of the supporting transportation infrastructure, characterizes the competing uses for distillate and residual fuel oil, and identifies contingency measures to mitigate potential fuel shortfalls. The study may be used to support regulatory and policy initiatives by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) related to interruptible gas customers. It also advances knowledge and understanding of the role of distillate and residual fuel oil in meeting the State's heating and electricity needs, and supports NYSERDA's Energy Emergency responsibility.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resource Development Potential in New York State - Final Report - August 2003

Volume One: Summary Report [PDF]

NYSERDA commissioned this study of the long-range potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to displace fossil-fueled electricity in New York. The study examined the potential available from existing and emerging efficiency technologies and practices to lower end-use electricity requirements in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The study also estimated renewable electricity generation potential from biomass, fuel cells, hydropower, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, solar, and wind. The study assessed New York's efficiency and renewable potential over three time horizons: five years (through 2007), 10 years (through 2012), and 20 years (through 2022).

NYSERDA paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard - February 2003

Pursuant to the objective in the 2002 State Energy Plan (page 1-39), NYSERDA has undertaken a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of establishing a Statewide renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for electricity generation, and how an RPS might harmonize with a restructured and competitive electricity market and the goals from planned State actions to promote renewable energy development. The results of this preliminary investigation are included in this paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard. [PDF]

The Ability to Meet Future Gas Demands from Electricity Generation in New York State - July 2002

The study was initiated to address concerns about the adequacy of the New York gas delivery infrastructure for simultaneously meeting traditional gas demands and future gas demands for electric generation. These concerns have stemmed from existing delivery constraints in the downstate region, forecasted demand growth among traditional gas consumers, and the expectation that gas demands among the electric generation sector will grow rapidly as new gas-fired power plants are built to support increasing electric demands.

Gas Report [PDF]

Electric Reliability Study - December 2000

In addition, the Energy Planning Board prepared a Report on the Reliability of New York's Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems [PDF] at the request of the State Legislature. The report, issued in December 2000, examines how the reliability of the transmission and distribution systems would be affected by several factors now and in the future.

LNG Study - November 1998

The Energy Planning Board also prepared a Report on Issues Regarding the Existing New York Liquefied Natural Gas Moratorium [PDF]. Issued in November 1998, the report was prepared to provide the Governor and the Legislature with information necessary to determine the need for further extension or modification of the existing State moratorium on the siting of new liquefied natural gas facilities and intrastate transportation routes.

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