New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received the Energy Highway Task Force's blueprint, which outlines a plan to add up to 3,200 megawatts of additional electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation through up to $5.7 billion in private investments.
The 3,200 MW would provide enough energy to power about 3.2 million homes.
"As we work to grow New York's economy, we need reliable, affordable, and clean power to leverage significant private sector investments, to allow businesses, to grow, and to create jobs," Cuomo said in a statement.
The task force created the blueprint after reviewing 130 responses provided by 85 entities.
The entities included investor-owned utilities, private developers and investors in response to its request for information, issued in April.