New York Governor Cuomo’s draft 2014 State Energy Plan

The drafted State Energy Plan is intended to benefit  all New Yorkers. The initiatives stated in the plan include the “focus on improving energy affordability, promoting private sector engagement and financing, and working to bolster our electric grid”.

 in The Grid Optimization Blog explores a number of intiatives within the plan that are based on what he believes is misinformation and not so cut and dry.

 Some examples of Mr. Cordaro points are:

  • The “demand for electricity will ultimately increase”, thus energy efficiency measures can’t offset the increase and NY State will still need to invest in generating resources
  • The amount of in-state sources of power must increase in order to achieve more affordable power in New York in the future
  • Private sector energy financing cannot be successful if the government is “selectively” subsidizing projects

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