Just this winter, New York experienced a shortage of natural gas supply that led to a dramatic spike in energy prices. Many utilities turned to coal and oil to generate electricity as the price of natural gas surged. By building more natural gas infrastructure and including natural gas in NY's energy mix, New York can harness an abundant supply of domestically-produced energy that will keep costs low. Furthermore, when Indian Point Energy Center shutters in 2021, about 25% of the downstate region’s energy supply will disappear. Natural gas can help to fill this huge gap.