New York becomes the fourth (not fifth?) state to add energy storage mandate
A new law enacted Nov. 29 with the signature of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directs the New York Public Services Commission (NYPSC) to craft a rule requiring utilities to acquire energy storage capacity.
The legislation gives NYPSC until Jan. 1, 2018 to establish the energy storage targets, and utilities until 2030 to meet them.
That makes New York the fifth, not the fourth, state to create an energy storage mandate. California was the first. Massachusetts, Oregon and Utah have done so as well.