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Energy Storage

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Energy storage is critical to New York’s clean energy future. As renewable power sources like wind and solar provide a larger portion of New York’s electricity, storage will allow clean energy to be available when and where it is most needed.

As New York continues to invest and build its cleaner grid, energy storage will allow us to better use existing resources more efficiently and with fewer emissions. With storage, New York’s grid can reduce electricity from the dirtiest power plants during periods of peak demand, such as on hot summer days.

If you or your company are interested in evaluating, developing, or installing energy storage technologies in New York State, NYSERDA can help you:

Energy Storage in New York

In 2019, New York passed the nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), which codified some of the most aggressive energy and climate goals in the country.

  • 6,000 MW of Solar by 2025
  • 70% Renewable Energy by 2030
  • 9,000 MW of Offshore Wind by 2035
  • 100% Carbon-free Electricity by 2040
  • 85% Reduction in GHG Emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 
  • 3,000 MW of Energy Storage by 2030

Energy storage will play a crucial role in meeting our State’s ambitious goals. Storage will help to integrate clean energy into the grid, reduce costs associated with meeting peak electric demands, and increase efficiency. Additionally, energy storage can stabilize supply during peak electric usage and help keep critical systems online during an outage.

All of this while creating an industry that could employ at least 30,000 New Yorkers by 2030.

Find energy storage systems in New York State and access performance data from projects supported by NYSERDA on the Distributed Energy Resources Integrated Data Systems mapLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

For information on all energy storage systems approved for funding by NYSERDA since April 2019 under its bridge incentive programs, download the dataset at Open NY.

On the Path to 2030

On December 28, 2022, NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) filed New York’s 6 GW Energy Storage Roadmap [PDF]  to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for consideration. The Roadmap proposes a comprehensive set of recommendations to expand New York’s energy storage programs to cost-effectively unlock the rapid growth of renewable energy across the State and bolster grid reliability and customer resilience. If approved, the Roadmap will support a buildout of storage deployments estimated to reduce projected future statewide electric system costs by nearly $2 billion, in addition to further benefits in the form of improved public health as a result of reduced exposure to harmful fossil fuel pollutants.

The Roadmap proposes the implementation of NYSERDA-led programs towards procuring an additional 4.7 GW of new storage projects across the bulk (large-scale), retail (community, commercial and industrial), and residential energy storage sectors in New York State. These future procurements, combined with the existing energy storage already under contract with the State and moving towards commercial operation, will allow the State to achieve the 3,000 MW goal by 2030.

The 6 GW Energy Storage Roadmap builds on existing policy work including the 2018 New York State Energy Storage RoadmapLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and the landmark energy storage orderLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. issued by the PSC in December 2018.

April 25, 2019, NYSERDA filed its approved implementation planLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. with the PSC that outlines the details of the incentive structure and design that will be used to support the incentive programs. The implementation plan adopts the foundational commitment of the energy storage order and aims to create a self-sustaining energy storage market over time.