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ENB - Statewide Notices 9/26/2018

Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Statewide - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Energy Storage Roadmap. The Final GEIS is available from Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350; 90 Church Street, New York, NY 10007 and on line at: http://www.dps.ny.gov; Case No. 18-E-0130, In the Matter of Energy Storage Deployment Program.

On June 21, 2018, the New York State Department of Public Service (NYS DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYS ERDA) filed the "New York State Energy Storage Roadmap and NYS DPS/NYS ERDA Staff Recommendations" (the Roadmap), which outlines the market-supported policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions necessary to achieve New York State's near-term energy storage installment goals and recommendations for the Commission to consider when designing the energy storage deployment program per PSL §74. The Roadmap specifically supports New York State's initiative to deploy 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025 and a secondary energy storage deployment target for 2030 pursuant to PSL §74. This Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), prepared pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the Roadmap. While the Commission will determine the ultimate capacity target within the context of the Roadmap recommendations, based on the available modeling, this GEIS considers the impacts of energy storage levels up to 3,633 MW of incremental energy storage capacity. For certain components of the evaluation, and to reasonably capture the potential environmental impacts of 1,500 MW to 3,633 MW of incremental energy storage capacity, this GEIS considers one modeling scenario that yields 2,795MW of incremental storage capacity by 2030. This scenario serves as an illustrative example of the full range of potential impacts associated with a 2030 target for energy storage deployment up to 3,600 MW of installed energy storage capacity.

The project is statewide.

Contact: John Garvey, 90 Church Street, New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212) 417-2200; Fax: (518) 473-5204, E-mail: john.garvey@dps.ny.gov


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