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Project Economics

Customer Electric Rates for Energy Storage Reference Guide
Examine detailed explanations of delivery rates to make informed decisions when examining the feasibility of an energy storage project. Download the Energy Storage Customer Electric Rates Reference Guide [PDF].

New York State Energy Storage Tax Incentive Reference Guide
Explore available tax incentives for the deployment of energy storage and solar in New York State such as the New York City Solar and Energy Storage Property Tax Abatement, and the Federal Investment Tax Credit. Also included is information on accelerated depreciation deductions, a New York State exemption for property taxes, and tax credits for residential solar. Download the New York State Energy Storage Tax Incentive Reference Guide [PDF].

NYSERDA’s FlexTech Program
Examine our FlexTech program that 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. Visit the FlexTech ProgramLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

State’s Bulk Transmission and Wholesale Markets
Learn more about the current market design and the strategic direction the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., who manages the State’s bulk transmission and wholesale markets, has planned around energy storage.  In New York, as is the case with other regional transmission operators, wholesale market participation rules continue to evolve. Download the State of Storage. Energy Storage Resources in New York’s Wholesale Electricity Markets [PDF].

Value Stack Calculators
Use this calculator for standalone storage in Con Edison’s service territory. This calculator is for storage that is grid-charging under retail rates and exporting under the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) or the Value Stack. Download the Standalone Storage Value Stack Calculator [XLS].

Use this calculator for solar plus storage projects to better estimate compensation for projects installed throughout the State. Access the Solar Value Stack Calculator .

Value Stack Reference Guide for Storage Developers
Learn about how the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER or VDER Value Stack) methodology compensates distributed energy resources like stand-alone and co-located energy storage. Download the Value Stack Reference Guide for Storage Developers [PDF].

Value Stream Reference Guide for Developers and Contractors 
Find detailed information for developers and contractors on value streams for installing energy storage systems in New York State broken down by retail storage (customer and electric distribution utility) and wholesale market (NYISO) opportunities. Download the Value Stream Reference Guide [PDF].

Permitting and Interconnection

Energy Storage Interconnection Guide
Understand the different interconnection processes that could be applicable based on an energy storage project’s size and location. Download the Energy Storage Interconnection Guide [PDF].

New York State Standard Interconnection Requirements 
Acquire information from the Department of Public Service on the 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. Access the New York State Standard Interconnection RequirementsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

New York State Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook  
Access NYSERDA’s Guidebook for Statewide information, tools, and step-by-step instructions that support local governments as they manage battery energy storage system development in their communities. It provides officials in-depth details about the permitting and inspection process to ensure efficiency, transparency, and safety in their communities. Access the Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook.

New York City’s Siting Guide
Gain understanding of the current permitting, interconnection, and approval processes in NYC for outdoor lithium-ion energy storage systems.

Utility Hosting Capacity Maps
View current maps that show investor-owned utilities 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. Access the Utility Hosting Capacity MapsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Technical Assistance

Ask our experts for guidance on market rules and opportunities in New York State at no cost at energystorage@nyserda.ny.gov.