A new report from the American Jobs Project shows that New York could add nearly 30,000 more jobs in the energy storage sector by 2030.

The state is expected to maintain its annual increases in the sector, where it ranks fifth nationally for energy storage patents in different labs and universities.

“Amplifying the role of local manufacturing in New York’s energy storage industry could provide stable employment for thousands of middle-class workers while creating follow-on benefits for the broader labor market,” said Kate Ringness, managing director of the American Jobs Project. “New York’s leaders are creating strong policies to ensure there will be local demand for energy storage. We want to support these efforts by ensuring a healthy ecosystem that supports local job creation in manufacturing, as well as deployment.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that this is an important industry for the state, as it tries to move closer to green energy.

“Clean energy is the future of our planet, and New York will continue to lead the nation in this technology to fight climate change and conserve resources for generations to come,” Cuomo said. “This Roadmap is the next step to not only grow our clean energy economy and create jobs, but to improve the resiliency of the grid to keep our power running in the face of extreme weather and other emergency situations.”

The state-run NY Green Bank is planned to commit $200 million to the energy storage industry over this time frame, which the government said could lead to $2 billion worth of lifetime benefits to New York consumers.

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