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Energy Storage for Local Governments


NYSERDA provides resources and technical assistance to local governments and municipalities to help you make informed decisions when managing energy storage development in your community.

Energy Storage Guidebook

The Energy Storage Guidebook provides information, tools, and step-by-step instructions to support local governments across the State who are 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 Energy Storage Guidebook [PDF] as a PDF or access individual chapters.

Technical Assistance

NYSERDA works with local governments including first responders one-on-one to better understand, plan for, and site energy storage systems. As needed, NYSERDA can draw upon a network of independent subject-matter experts who can work directly with local permitting agencies on specific questions or concerns.

Contact [email protected] for more information on getting technical assistance for energy storage siting and permitting.