Powering New York
Reliable operation of the bulk power system requires constant vigilance, and the electric system of New York State presents unique challenges. Power typically flows from northern and western New York to the population centers in the southeastern part of the state. However, sufficient transmission capacity is not always available to move power where it is needed, creating congestion on the system. In addition, New York State is a regional hub of power, located at the crossroads of a robust and vibrant area of power exchange. The mix of power supply resources available to serve New York’s electricity demands is varied, and the balance of those resources is different in each region of the state.
Electric Generation Capacity by Fuel Type: 2012