Local Government

NYSERDA provides resources to local governments, municipalities, and permitting agencies such as fire and building departments who are reviewing applications or developing permitting processes for energy storage installations.

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 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.