Years In, NY REV Lacks Major Storage Action. That May Have to Change Soon

By [email protected] Three and a half years into New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision grid overhaul, renewables have surged but energy storage deployments have merely trickled in.

The government codified its support for wind and solar expansion with a goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The REV authorities, though, have yet to implement any sweeping commitments to energy storage, which helps balance a highly intermittent grid and achieve better utilization of existing capacity and transmission lines.

REV’s storage accomplishments remain limited to a few demo projects, inclusion in some non-wires alternatives projects, and a solar-plus-storage tariff that hasn’t been allowed to

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