2013 State Energy Plan
New York State Energy Plan Process
In September 2009, a law was passed that statutorily establishes the State Energy Planning Board and calls on that Board to launch an energy planning process and complete a State Energy Plan. The goal of the planning process is to map the State’s energy future by showing how the State can ensure adequate supplies of power, reduce demand through new technologies and energy efficiency, preserve the environment, reduce dependence on imported gas and oil, stimulate economic growth, and preserve the individual welfare of New York citizens and energy users. To support the creation of the State Energy Plan, numerous white papers, forecasts, and policy documents will be developed based on input from energy experts and concerned citizens.
Development of the State Energy Plan will be directed by the Energy Planning Board, as designated in statute. Input will be sought throughout the process from stakeholders and members of the public through this web site and at public hearings.
Elements of the State Energy Plan
As outlined in statute, the State Energy Plan will focus on reliably meeting projected future energy demands, while balancing economic development, climate change, environmental quality, health, safety and welfare, transportation, and consumer energy cost objectives. The elements of the State Energy Plan are further detailed in the Scoping document.