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- The 2.4-gigawatt Robert Moses Niagara hydroelectric power plant is the fourth-largest hydroelectric power plant in the United States. In 2015, New York produced more hydroelectric power than any other state east of the Rocky Mountains.
- In 2015, New York had the eighth-highest average electricity prices in the United States, down from the fourth-highest price in 2014.
- To curb air pollution, in 2012 New York became the first northeastern state to require that all heating oil be ultra-low sulfur diesel.
- To ensure reliability, New York regulators require electricity-generating units that can burn either fuel oil or natural gas to be ready to switch to fuel oil if natural gas supply is constrained.
- The NY-Sun initiative aims to install 3,000 megawatts of small-scale (less than 200 kilowatts) solar photovoltaic facilities by 2023, and more than 15% of that target was installed by the end of 2015.
Last Updated: July 21, 2016
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