New York state’s biggest battery energy storage system has been deployed as part of wider plans by the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo to deliver 3GW of storage by 2030 in his Green New Deal initiative.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the completion of the 20MW/16.5MWh system on 12 September.
The system will deliver grid performance and reliability services to the state’s electrical system.
The project was headed by Key Capture Energy— an organisation of clean energy experts and thought leaders.
New York’s Green New Deal initiative has the largest energy storage deployment target in the country as the state heads for a carbon-free power supply by 2040.
Alicia Barton, president and CEO, NYSERDA, said: “This is the first project under our energy storage incentive program and will demonstrate the value of large scale energy storage systems that will accelerate our ability to meet the state’s commitment to a carbon-free electric system.”
The Key Capture Energy system is the first to be completed since Governor Cuomo announced the state’s Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive Program in April, which included $150 million for storage systems over 5MW that primarily provide wholesale market energy or distribution services.
The announcement is the latest in a series of actions since the release of the New York Energy Storage Roadmap in June, 2018.
Last December the New York Public Service Commission approved its Energy Storage Order adopting Governor Cuomo’s target for 1.5GW of energy storage by 2025 and establishing a 3GW target by 2030.
- Ravenswood Development is waiting to gain permission to develop 316MW of battery-based energy storage facility on a portion of the Ravenswood Generating Station property in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The company needs a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to develop the stand-alone, battery-based energy storage facility.
- If granted permission, the system, to built in three phases— up to 129 MW, up to 98 MW and up to 89 MW— would replace 16 units of existing gas peaker generation on the state’s power network.