The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics.
NY-BEST currently has more than 130 members. The Consortium's membership is diverse and includes manufacturers, academic institutions, utilities, technology and materials developers, start-ups, government entities, engineering firms, systems integrators, and end-users. The majority of its members are New York State based entities.
NY-BEST serves as an expert resource to energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State. This includes access to financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources. NY-BEST serves as an important connector in establishing a strong energy storage “ecosystem” encompassing all stages of energy storage product development and use.
VISION: Sustainable energy use requires transformative energy storage solutions. NY-BEST will lead the development and deployment of these solutions by linking energy markets with our world class industries and research institutions.
MISSION: To catalyze and grow the energy storage industry and establish New York State as a global leader.
NY-BEST will do this by:
(1) serving as a center for communication, education and interaction amongst stakeholders;
(2) leveraging New York’s world-class intellectual and manufacturing capabilities and market leadership;
(3) supporting and accelerating the commercialization process from research and development to products and widespread deployment; and
(4) advocating for policies that promote the energy storage industry.
New York State, through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provided seed funding from New York’s participation in the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to support New York's advanced energy storage sector, including funding for grant opportunities.