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ENERGY STORAGE NEWS | New York’s state government backs long-duration energy storage projects

Sep. 09, 2022 | US$16.6 million funding has been committed for five long-duration energy storage (LDES) projects in New York by the US state’s government. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the awards yesterday at an energy tech conference in New York City. At the same time, Hochul revealed that a further US$17 million will be available through a competitive funding opportunity for projects advancing the development and demonstration of scalable LDES technologies.

S&P GLOBAL | 2 more states, dozens of groups join NY hydrogen hub partnership

Aug. 25, 2022 | New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Aug. 25 that Maine and Rhode Island have joined a New York-led multistate agreement in a bid to be selected as one of four U.S. regional hydrogen hubs. Designated through the federal Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which President Joe Biden signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, the expanded coalition of six states and more than 60 clean hydrogen ecosystem partners are preparign a proposal for U.S. Department of Energy funding anticipated to be announced in September or October, according to a statement from the governor's office.

S&P GLOBAL | US natural gas prices could ease in 2023, potentially lowering northeast power prices: EIA

Aug. 10, 2022 | US Energy Information Administration analysts discussed the relationship between fuel costs and power prices, and how recent US LNG export growth has created uncertainty about energy supply, with the New York Independent System Operator in a podcast released Aug. 10.

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Hosts U.S. Energy Information Administration Experts

Aug. 10, 2022 | Rensselaer, NY -- The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today released the latest episode of its award-winning Power Trends Podcast with guests from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) discussing a variety of factors behind the recent increase in wholesale energy costs.

SPECTRUM NEWS NY 1 | How the New York grid is preparing for the future

Jul. 20, 2022 | The hot weather this week throughout much of the country is creating a challenge for the power grid as air conditioners are working overtime. Rich Dewey, the president and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator, said in a Capital Tonight interview the power grid is prepared to meet the challenge of the summertime heat wave.

WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES | New York Power Authority transmission line upgrade two-thirds complete

Jul. 17, 2022 | A New York Power Authority project to upgrade transmission lines is now two-thirds complete. Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul said Wednesday that construction of NYPA’s Smart Path Moses-Adirondack transmission project, which began in early 2020, has reached the two-thirds completion mark. The project reached the halfway stage in November and is on track to be completed in 2023.

ANALYSIS GROUP | Principle Paul Hibbard Discusses Landmark Climate Impact Study in NYISO Video Series

Jul. 12, 2022 | In Episode 4 of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) video series Grid of the Future, Principal Paul Hibbard discusses his work on a landmark climate impact study, Climate Change Impact and Resilience Study – Phase II: An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Power System Reliability in New York State.

UTILITY DIVE | New York turns to transmission expansion to meet clean energy goals as NextEra energizes 3.7-GW line

Jul. 12, 2022 | A new 20-mile 345-kv transmission line is now operational in New York, allowing the integration of 3,700 MW of clean energy onto the state’s grid, Gov. Kathy Hochul, D, announced at an event on Monday.

BUFFALO NEWS | Niagara counties energizes state's renewable energy goals

Jul. 11, 2022 | The Empire State Line is a new power line that runs 20 miles through Erie and Niagara counties. But to supporters of the project, it's much more than a collection of wires, sleek steel structures and switchyards. It's a pathway to help the state meet its renewable energy goals.

UTILITY DIVE | New York must balance climate mandates with declining reserve margins to ensure reliability: ISO

Jul. 06, 2022 | The state is planning to phase out fossil fuel generation, but its grid operator has warned that a declining resource base complicates those efforts, while consumers worry about rising costs. New York’s generation resource base and reliability margins have been shrinking for the past few years, complicating the state’s plan to eliminate fossil fuel generators and slash greenhouse gas emissions, according to the New York Independent System Operator.

PRESS RELEASE | New York ISO Submits Comments to State Climate Action Council on Draft Scoping Plan

Jul. 01, 2022 | Highlights the need to move carefully during the grid in transition to maintain system reliability

WCNY THE CAPITAL PRESSROOM | New York's future power needs

Jun. 30, 2022 | With demand for energy increasing with rising temperatures, we’re analyzing the available electricity with Rich Dewey, president and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator.

ENERGY STORAGE NEWS | Eastern Generation gets permit for 135MW battery storage at New York fossil fuel plant site

Jun. 23, 2022 | Approval has been granted for construction of a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) at the site of an existing fossil fuel power plant in New York. Last week, New York State Public Service Commission approved an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, filed by power plant owner Astoria Generation for construction of a 135MW BESS at the site of Astoria Generating Station, a 959MW fuel oil and natural gas plant.

ENERGY STORAGE NEWS | New York grid operator says wholesale market will drive investment in energy storage

Jun. 20, 2022 | There could be nearly 13GW of energy storage on the grid in New York by the middle of this Century, providing an “exceptional tool” to help balance renewable energy generation, the CEO of the state’s network operator has said.

DAILY ENERGY INSIDER | NYISO releases trends report on the state of the power grid in New York

Jun. 10, 2022 | The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) provided an update on trends related to the New York power grid in its annual report. The report – called Power Trends 2022: The Path to a Reliable, Greener Grid for New York — focuses on the dramatic changes impacting New York’s power grid and NYISOʻs evolving role in fulfilling the state’s clean energy objectives.

POWER MARKETS TODAY | NYISO 2022 report tackles 'dramatic' changes ahead

Jun. 09, 2022 | NYISO yesterday released its annual report with critical information and analysis on how dynamic factors such as technology, economic forces, and public policies are shaping New York's complex electric system. This year's edition, titled "Power Trends 2022: The Path to a Reliable, Greener Grid for New York," focused on the dramatic changes impacting the state's grid and how the ISO is evolving its markets and performing critical system planning to fulfill the state's clean-energy objectives and maintain reliable electric service, NYISO said.

RTO INSIDER | NYISO 2022 Power Trends Report: Reliable Clean Energy Needed Quickly

Jun. 09, 2022 | NYISO must quickly replace retiring fossil generation with clean resources with similar reliability attributes, according to its annual Power Trends report.

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Releases Power Trends 2022: The Path to a Reliable, Greener Grid for New York

Jun. 08, 2022 | Rensselaer, NY -- The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today released Power Trends 2022: The Path to a Reliable, Greener Grid for New York. The NYISO’s annual publication provides critical information and analysis on how dynamic factors such as technology, economic forces, and public policies are shaping New York’s complex electric system.

USA TODAY NETWORK | Clean energy future relies on careful transition from fossil fuels

Jun. 01, 2022 | The nation recently marked a major renewable energy milestone – a day on which wind was the second largest source of overall electricity generation for the first time since the Energy Information Administration began gathering such data.

ALBANY TIMES UNION | Power supply is adequate for summer heat, but caution needed in future years

May. 27, 2022 | New York should have adequate supplies of electricity to meet summer air conditioning needs this year. But in coming years, as new mandates are supposed to phase out ‘'peaker'’ gas and oil plants that operate during high-demand periods, there will be a smaller cushion for dealing with heat waves, which are when the grid is most heavily taxed.

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