Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a “nation-leading” road map for New York to double the state’s energy storage deployment target to at least 6GW by 2030, which represents at least 20% of its peak electricity load.

If approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC), the storage deployments would cut projected future statewide electric system costs by nearly $2bn and improve public health through burning less fossil fuels for power generation, according to her administration.

Storing clean, renewable energy and delivering it where and when it is needed is among the “most critical challenges we must overcome to reduce statewide emissions, especially from traditional fossil fuel peaker plants”, said Hochul.