The New York State Energy Storage Roadmap

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a 1,500 MW energy storage target for New York State by 2025 to put New York on a path toward a 2030 target to be announced in late 2018.

To help reach these targets, NYSERDA and the Department of Public Service (DPS), in conjunction with stakeholders, developed the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies the most promising near-term policies, regulations, and initiatives needed to realize the Governor’s ambitious 2025 energy storage target in anticipation of a 2030 target to be established later this year, per legislation, by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC).

Download and read the New York State Energy Storage RoadmapLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Download and read the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap Fact Sheet [PDF]

Three technical conferences were held in New York City, Long Island and Albany to allow for public feedback on recommendations and approaches identified in the Energy Storage Roadmap. View recordings of these technical conferences.

The PSC has created a new proceeding (Case 18-E-0130) to consider and establish a 2030 storage target and the deployment mechanisms to achieve the 2025 and 2030 energy storage targets by the end of the year. Public comments on the Roadmap can be submitted via the DPS websiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. until September 10, 2018 for initial comments and September 24, 2018 for reply comments.

To jump start the energy storage market, the Roadmap recommends:

  • $350 million—from previously authorized funding sources—to accelerate the energy storage market
  • The addition of an energy storage program within NY-Sun for solar-plus-storage projects
  • Regulatory changes to customer rates and utility solicitations that reflect the environmental benefits and resiliency that energy storage brings to the grid
  • Continued efforts to streamline permitting and siting challenges and reduce system soft costs

To support the energy storage market acceleration, NY Green Bank will solicit direct interest from project developersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. This will set the stage for following through on Governor Cuomo’s commitment that NY Green Bank make $200 million available for energy storage.

Additionally, the Roadmap focuses on:

  • Improving the overall efficiency of the system by stimulating third party investment
  • Uncovering and rewarding locational, carbon, and time-of-day values
  • Spurring the pace of cost-reduction and efficiencies by seeking markets at scale and promoting innovation competition
  • Removing impediments to accessing finance and data that highlights areas of the grid with the greatest need for the benefits of storage