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The plan, known as VISION2030, includes commitments to invest in 325 MW of distributed and customer-sited solar by 2025 and 450 MW of storage by 2030. It also calls for investing $200-400 million annually to grow NYPA’s transmission asset base three to five times by 2030.

Developing additional transmission assets is seen as critical to integrating increasing amounts of renewable energy resources into the grid. The state has a goal of 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

NYPA’s other strategic priorities for the next decade include preserving and enhancing the state’s hydroelectric generation assets, revamping the state’s canal system, and moving toward decarbonization while ensuring the reliability, resilience and affordability of the state’s grid.

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Bob Meinetz on Dec 12, 2020

"The New York Power Authority’s board of trustees approved a 10-year strategic plan for decarbonizing New York’s energy infrastructure. Large-scale solar and storage both figure prominently."

Richard, why would large-scale solar and storage both figure prominently in a plan for decarbonizing NYPA's grid? They've never proven effective at decarbonizing any grid - not in the Middle East, not in the American Southwest, not in places where capacity factors are multiples of New York's.

As this graphic from NYISO shows, the sun shines only 14% of every day in the Empire State:

Could the 10-year strategic plan of natural-gas-vendor Competitive Power Ventures, Inc., be to line the pockets of NYPA boardmembers, hoping they might persuade gullible local Greens to believe an electrical grid can be run on batteries? In New York, even? New Yorkers couldn't be that stupid!

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