PEAK Coalition Comments on the New York Energy Storage Roadmap

March 11, 2024

Earthjustice, El Puente, UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Clean Energy Group | The PEAK Coalition

The PEAK Coalition, in partnership with Earthjustice and El Puente, filed comments on March 7, 2024, with the New York State Public Service Commission. The comments call for the need for a capacity carveout and additional incentives for battery storage in New York City (NYISO’s Zone J) in any upcoming order implementing New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap. The Roadmap, published in December of 2022, calls for 6 gigawatts of energy storage to be deployed in the state by 2030. Because New York City’s grid is transmission constrained and unable to fully benefit from clean energy resources built in other parts of the state, and because New York City’s population is disproportionately overburdened by fossil-fueled peaker plants, it is just and appropriate to direct clean alternatives specifically to the City. Battery storage technology available today is able to meet peak demand on the grid without harming surrounding communities.

The PEAK Coalition—UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), and Clean Energy Group—aims to end long-standing pollution from fossil fuel peaker power plants and the negative effects on New York City’s most climate-vulnerable people.