CEO Applauds New York Gov. Cuomo's Target of 1500 MW of Storage by 2025

Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, on the announcement by New York Governor Cuomo of a 2025 state energy storage target:

"The Energy Storage Association heartily congratulates Governor Cuomo for his leadership and bold commitment to scaling up clean energy production through increased deployment of energy storage. In setting this goal and providing funds, New York will accelerate the innovative use of storage as infrastructure and reduce the state’s reliance on inefficient, heavier polluting sources of electricity, bringing $2 billion in benefits to New Yorkers. We at ESA are delighted to count New York as a leader in the march toward 35 GW of new energy storage by 2025, as outlined in our Vision 2025 report, and ESA stands by to assist states like New York forging a path toward a more efficient, resilient and reliable, sustainable and affordable grid."

Gov. Cuomo announced a goal of 1500 MW of energy storage deployment by 2025 and committed $260 million in NY Green Bank and NYSERDA funds to support its achievement. See details on Gov. Cuomo's announcement of a storage target in his 2018 State of the State Address >>