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DATASHEET: Key Takeaways of NYISO Climate Change Study: Preparing the Grid for a Changing Climate

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DATASHEET: Key Takeaways of NYISO Climate Change Study: Preparing the Grid for a Changing Climate

February 11, 2021

We recently released Phase II of a report that looks at the potential impacts on the New York energy grid from a changing climate, combined with the expected transition to a zero-emission grid by 2040.

The report, “Climate Change Impact and Resiliency: An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Power System Reliability in New York State,” used a combination of load scenarios and physical disruptions of resources and transmission to determine the best steps to prepare for what is to come.

Climate Change Study Datasheet
Climate Change Study Datasheet

The report presents a number of findings, including the need for battery storage, new transmission; and dispatchable, emission-free resources. New and existing technologies will be necessary to fill voids in renewable energy output, maximize access to renewables, and balance intermittency on the grid.

Get the datasheet.

Earlier this year, NYISO President and CEO Rich Dewey presented a summary of this report to the Climate Action Council. View the presentation.

We are an independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for operating the state’s bulk electricity grid, administering New York’s competitive wholesale electricity markets, conducting comprehensive long-term planning for the state’s electric power system, and advancing the technological infrastructure of the electric system serving the Empire State.

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