Technical Assistance

Project Economics

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. manages the State’s bulk transmission and wholesale markets. Learn more about the current market design and the strategic direction that NYISO has planned around energy storage [PDF]. In New York, as is the case with all regional transmission operators, wholesale market participation rules continue to evolve. If you have questions concerning the NYISO wholesale markets, please contact NYSERDA at

NYSERDA’s FlexTechLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. program offers funding for 75% of a feasibility study, up to $100,000, for distributed energy resource developers and vendors to deploy energy storage. These studies can accelerate project timelines, reduce customer acquisition costs, and assess the size and payback period of storage projects.

Energy Storage Value Streams Fact Sheet [PDF] summarizes the value streams available today for installations in New York

Energy Storage Business Opportunities Guide [PDF] provides an in-depth description of the opportunities for accessing and combining multiple value streams (known as value stacking). It also highlights some of the barriers to certain energy storage business models and use cases.

Standby Rate + Con Ed Rider Q Fact Sheet [PDF] provides an in-depth description of how storage vendors can optimize storage installations that are located "behind the meter” in the Con Edison service territory using they’re Rider Q Program.

Permitting and Interconnection

New York State Standard Interconnection RequirementsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. [PDF] provides information on approval process for projects up to 5 MW of AC power. An energy storage system’s size and proximity to other parts of the grid will determine interconnection requirements.

NYSERDA’s Energy Storage Guidebook provides 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. This guide provides Statewide best practices and siting guidance.

New York City’s permitting and siting requirements for battery storage systems continue to evolve. The New York City Siting Guide for outdoor lithium-ion energy storage systems [PDF] is available that provides developers with an understanding of the current permitting, interconnection, and approval processes.

If interested you can access the electric utility interconnection queuesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and NYISO interconnection process and queueLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Utility Hosting Capacity MapsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. The investor-owned utilities continue to refine their hosting capacity maps. Currently, maps are available showing Hosting Capacity focused on feeder-level analysis of large scale solar panel systems interconnecting to distribution circuits 12 KV and above. While designed for solar hosting, these maps can be indicative of areas where energy storage can be sited and valuable.

Technical Assistance

NYSERDA has experts on hand for energy storage vendors seeking guidance on market rules and opportunities in New York State at no cost and tailored to your company’s needs. For more information, contact