New York has enough electrical capacity this winter
New York State has sufficient electrical capacity to meet this winter’s anticipated demand, the New York Independent System Operator projected on Thursday.
The NYISO anticipates a peak demand of 24,445 megawatts, up from 23,217 megawatts last winter. The winter of 2015-16 was milder than the 10-and-30-year averages. The state’s winter peak record was set in 2014 when polar vortex conditions pushed demand to 25,738 megawatts.
The state has an installed electrical generation capacity of 40,092 megawatts. The system’s resources, including imports, are expected to approach 43,000 megawatts this winter.