New York State is expanding its clean energy goals, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is prepared to take on the challenge.
This week, NYPA announced the development of a 20-MW energy storage project in Franklin County. The facility will include a one-hour lithium-ion battery system designed to store energy for a later delivery.
If successful, the project will solve a major challenge to New York’s renewable energy future. Currently, renewable energy resources, including wind and solar, don’t have the necessary technology to store power for times when the power source if offline (i.e. when the wind isn’t blowing or during evening and night hours).
“Energy storage is paramount as we bring more renewable energy online, “Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA CEO and president, said. “To meet Gov. Cuomo’s aggressive clean energy targets, we need to be able to store energy in large-scale batteries so it can be used at times of demand. This North Country battery storage project will guide us as we model additional storage facilities after it in the near future.”
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