New York announces ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to hit low carbon goals 

Posted: June 24, 2018 by oldbrew in government, News
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New York’s other Battery: Battery Park in Manhattan (image credit: Gryffindor @ Wikipedia)

New York expects to change its future weather by installing lots of expensive mega-batteries, according to the Governor. But is fear of a harmless trace gas essential to life more like superstition than science?

The state has set a target to install 1.5GW of batteries by 2025, reports Energy Live News.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025.

This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion (£1.5bn) in lifetime benefits, including electricity distribution system savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Governor Cuomo says it would also boost the resiliency of the electric grid by reducing the impact of outages caused by severe weather.

Adding more energy storage into the system will also maximise the benefits of other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind and help ensure they are available when needed to meet peak demand for electricity.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: “Clean energy is the future of our planet and New York will continue to lead the nation in this technology to fight climate change and conserve resources for generations to come.”

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  1. Bitter@twisted says:

    How much will these giga-batteries cost?
    Cuomo is living in cloud cuckoo land if he expects any return on this “investment”.
    I pity the tax-payers of NewYork.

  2. oldbrew says:

    When Manhattan goes underwater as predicted (by 2018) by know-it-all ‘climate expert’ James Hansen, mega-batteries had better be well above ground level.

  3. cognog2 says:

    1.5 GWHrs.of energy storage is tiny.

    Here in the UK we have our Dinorwic storage facility in Wales, which stores 9.1 GWHrs. However it can only supply about 1.650MW of energy to the system for a mere 7 Hours. It comprises a convenient mountain and two lakes with a pumping/ generating system and cost I believe about £500 million back in around the 1970s. and is very impressive, albeit at only around 75% efficiency.

    New York’s Governor, at a mere 1.5 GWHrs. storage by 2025 is whistling a very expensive tune in the wind.

  4. ivan says:

    is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion (£1.5bn) in lifetime benefits
    the Governor deliberately forgot to mention that it would cost a mere $8 to 10 billion to get those supposed benefits especially since it is a global warming virtue signalling project and hence has not been costed out.

    Maybe this is why the city wants to con money out of the fossil fuel industry – to help with the virtue signalling rather than doing the sensible thing and building real (fossil fuel powered) power plants.

  5. oldbrew says:

    By the time NY folk find out they’ve paid a lot for a little, a different governor will be in the hot seat.

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    nothing like spending billions of dollars of tax money to fight an imaginary problem instead of feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless and taking care of veterans. Yup. It’s the Dhimmeroid way. Enjoy, New York.

  7. stewgreen says:

    Solar/Wind corps sell INTERMITTENT electricity.
    So if they want to be able to sell ON DEMAND like gas/coal/biofuel is then it they who must pay for the cost of smoothing by using storage tech.
    Not the owners of gas/coal/biofuel plants .

    In a proper system the gov would have suggested to solar/wind corps , it would be good for you to buy a gas power plant to partner your solar/wind power so you simply turn down the gas when solar/wind are delivering.

  8. James says:

    Are they planning to build it at the Battery Giga Factory in Buffalo? Where will this factory be once Tesla goes out of business?

  9. oldbrew says:

    This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes

    So when it’s dark and the wind’s not blowing, a fraction of NY residents will win that day’s electricity lottery :/

  10. Doonhamer says:

    Jings, crivvens.
    1.5 GW. For how many billion nanoseconds?
    I would not want to live anywhere near it, or downwind of it.