NYSERDA Offers Energy Storage Guidebook

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released a new battery storage guidebook, designed to assist local permitting authorities and the energy storage industry across New York State in navigating the siting and review processes for the development of battery energy storage projects.

Developed by NYSERDA, the guidebook offers a comprehensive set of guidelines for reviewing and evaluating battery energy storage systems. NYSERDA says it is an important first step in protecting public and firefighter safety while promoting the safe deployment of battery energy storage.

“Under Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading commitment to deploying 3,000 MW of energy storage by 2030, New York is rapidly becoming one of the leading markets for energy storage development in the U.S., and this new guidebook will be a critical tool for local governments, developers and customers who seek to adopt energy storage solutions,” says Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA. “Energy storage is a key resource in our ability to build the 100 percent clean electricity system of the future, and NYSERDA is committed to providing hands-on resources to communities all across New York as we build a cleaner, more cost-effective and more resilient energy system for the long term.”

Last April, NYSERDA worked with the City University of New York’s Smart Distributed Generation Hub, the Fire Department of New York City, the New York City Department of Buildings, and technical consultant DNV GL to develop a guide for installing exterior lithium-ion batteries in New York City. The new guidebook released today builds upon that work.
 
The guidebook can be found on the NYSERDA website. NYSERDA will hold a webinar to discuss the guidebook on Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m.

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