Long Island could become a hot spot for replacing old fossil-fueled power plants with batteries. The geography of the island constrains access to electricity; it relies on a fleet of aging oil- and gas-fired power plants to meet peak demand. That practice runs up against New York state’s crackdown on its dirtiest power plants and its concerted push toward a clean grid by 2040. But Long Island could start shutting down fossil-fueled peakers and replacing them with batteries in the next few years and save customers money in the process, according to a new analysis from Strategen Consulting and the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST).
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