New York State is on an aggressive path toward a clean energy grid. Clean energy requires energy storage – and that means batteries. And that means the risk of battery fires.
After a summer of battery fires, New York State is discovering what we’re all discovering: the more batteries there are out there, the more battery fires there will be. Battery technology is, without a doubt, a boon to the modern world – but it comes at a cost.
Clean energy publication Canary Media reports, “The string of fires has put Governor Kathy Hochul in a tight spot: She is pushing to increase the state’s battery storage capacity from about 300 megawatts today to 6,000 megawatts in 2030, to complement an expansive buildout of renewable generation. Batteries play a valuable role in balancing the ups and downs of solar and wind production, but they can’t deliver clean power on demand if they’re catching fire.”
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