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Energy Storage for Local Governments


NYSERDA provides incentives to local governments and municipalities for installing energy storage in their facilities. Technical assistance is also available to help you make informed decisions when managing energy storage development in your community.

Incentives and Financing

NYSERDA offers a single up-front payment at a fixed incentive amount per kilowatt hour (kWh) of usable energy storage for projects up to 5 megawatts (MW). The incentives vary throughout the State. Our energy storage incentive dashboard provides the incentive amount by region.

Who is Eligible

  • Demand metered customers installing energy storage or storage paired with on-site clean generation
  • Pay into System Benefits Charge (SBC) on your electric utility bill or be a customer of PSEG Long Island in Nassau or Suffolk County.

How to Participate

Find a ContractorIncentives for all retail storage projects are provided through a network of participating contractors approved under the Energy Storage program, who will contract directly with you.

To receive the energy storage incentive, you must work with a participating contractor who will apply for the incentive on your behalf.


For additional information on energy storage opportunities email us at energystorage@nyserda.ny.gov or call 866-NYSERDA

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 cleanenergyhelp@nyserda.ny.gov for more information on getting technical assistance for energy storage siting and permitting.