Replacing Peaker Power Plants with Clean Energy: A Frontline Vision for New York City
April 21, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
A new report from the PEAK Coalition (New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Clean Energy Group) and Strategen Consulting lays out a plan to reliably replace all fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City with a mix of renewable energy, storage and demand side energy management solutions by 2030. The report, The Fossil Fuel End Game: A Frontline Vision to Retire the New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030, is the first detailed strategic and policy road map to retire an entire city’s fossil-fuel peaker plants. It lays out a community-led strategy to replace roughly half of the existing fleet of polluting peaker plants with a combination of offshore wind, distributed solar, demand side energy management strategies, and energy storage by 2025. The remaining peaker plants could be reliably and cost-effectively replaced with the same mix of resources by 2030.
In this webinar, speakers from New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and Strategen introduced the PEAK Coalition’s work to end fossil-fuel peakers in New York City and presented the findings of the report, highlighting both the economic, environmental, and social costs of existing peaker plants and the pathway toward replacement.
- Carlos Garcia, Energy Planner, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
- Erin Childs, Senior Manager, Strategen Consulting
- Eliasid Animas, Senior Analyst, Strategen Consulting
- Dariella Rodriguez, Director of Community Development, THE POINT CDC
- Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group (moderator)