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    The 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan is Now Available.

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    The 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan is Now Available.

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    The 2014 Draft State Energy Plan is Now Available

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    The 2014 Draft State Energy Plan is Now Available

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Shaping the Future of Energy

 

Diversity of renewable resources works for the benefit of all New Yorkers

“I am always more interested in what I am about to do than in what I have already done.” – Rachel Carson

New York envisions a flexible and clean energy systems that empowers communities and customers to receive the reliability and affordability they value. The Draft 2014 New York State Energy Plan sets forth a vision for New York’s energy future that connects a vibrant private sector market with communities and individual customers to create a dynamic, clean energy economy. We have already made great strides toward this goal. Renewable power sources—hydro, solar, wind, and other carbon-free solutions—continue to grow as a share of the total energy produced in the State.

And yet, we can do more. Despite our progress there are challenges that have begun to shift the local and global energy landscape: the expanding use of distributed generation, the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, and emerging clean technologies that have the potential to remake our energy system.

The boldness of New York’s solutions should match the magnitude of these challenges.

Harnessing innovation and addressing our current challenges requires a flexible approach and an understanding that success takes time. As the policies in the 2014 Draft Plan are implemented and change is effected, New York will remain steadfastly committed to the customer, focused on enhancing energy value while efficiently deploying the public and private capital necessary for an affordable, clean, and reliable system.

 

Reliability Study 2012

Final 2012 Reliability Study

A report of the overall reliability of the State's electric transmission and distribution system published in September 2012. Read the final report.

Energy Today

Energy Today

An illustration of energy sources and their distribution networks. View the illustration.

Powerful Ideas

Powerful Ideas

New York State has implemented several energy-related initiatives to prepare for the future. View the illustration.