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Is New York Setting Itself up for Failure?

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New York’s Governor Cuomo is back in the energy world's headlines. This time, it’s for his office’s recent press release announcing the approval of the ‘EV Ready Initiative’. For those of you who don’t know, the initiative is basically a plan to greatly expand the use of electric public transportation in the state, especially buses. 

Here’s how Cuomo’s press team describes the effort in their announcement: 

“Program to Stimulate $1.5 Billion in New Investment and Provide More Than $2.6 Billion in Consumer Benefits and Economic Opportunities

$206 Million Set Aside to Benefit Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Including $85 Million to Fund Three Innovative Clean Transportation Prize Competitions  

$48.8 Million of Volkswagen Settlement Funding Allocated to Boost Use of Clean Public Transit and School Buses, EV Charging Stations”

If you’ve been following news coming out of the empire state, you’ll know this development comes on the heels of another announcement to move ahead with an ambitious renewable adoption plan: 4,000 megawatts of off-shore wind energy and other land-based renewable energy. These back to back announcements are no coincidence, they fit into a larger green framework laid out two years ago in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act last year, pledging to reduce the empire state’s emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 85 percent by 2050.

My question is if these changes will pose any practical challenges to the states’ grid operators. We know renewables, although great for mother earth, aren’t the most reliable energy sources. Will the wind plants cut it when loads get heavy, especially with thousands of new electric buses set to hit the streets?


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