New York State Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook

The Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook contains information, tools, and step-by-step instructions to support local governments managing battery energy storage system development in their communities. The Guidebook provides local officials in-depth details about the permitting and inspection process to ensure efficiency, transparency, and safety in their communities.

You can download the full Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook [PDF] or access individual chapters below.

View the Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook Overview webinarLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. hosted on April 10, 2019.

Please note: Effective July 1, 2019, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council amended the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) by adding provisions, entitled 2019 Energy Storage System Supplement, relating to the installation, use, and maintenance of battery energy storage systems. You can find the 2019 Energy Storage System Supplement in the July 17, 2019 edition of the State RegisterLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. [PDF].


Battery Energy Storage System Model Law

The Model Law is intended to help local government officials and AHJs adopt legislations and regulations to responsibly accommodate battery energy storage systems in their communities. The Model Law lays out procedural frameworks and substantive requirements for residential, commercial, and utility-scale battery energy storage systems.

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Battery Energy Storage System Model Permit

The Model Permit is intended to help local government officials and AHJs establish the minimum submittal requirements for electrical and structural plan review that are necessary when permitting residential and small commercial battery energy storage systems.

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Battery Energy Storage System Inspection Checklist

The Inspection Checklist is intended to be utilized as a guideline for field inspections of residential and small commercial battery energy storage systems. It can be used directly by local code enforcement officers or provided to a third-party inspection agency, where applicable.

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