Policy Documents

NY-BEST comments on the NYISO Demand Curve Reset Process

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NY-BEST comments on PSC Resource Adequacy Matters (Case 19-E-0530)
CASE 19-E-0530 – Proceeding on a Motion of the Commission to Consider Resource
Adequacy Matters
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Policy Update – New York State Building Code – Energy Storage System Supplement
October 16, 2019
 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code: 2019 Energy Storage System Supplement 
As we informed NY-BEST members this summer, on July 1, 2019, the NYS Department of State (DOS) adopted, as an emergency rule, an “Energy Storage Systems” supplement to the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building code. As an emergency rule, the rule was effective for 90 days. 
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Proposed Part 227-3 Regulations as revised

Proposed Part 227-3 Regulations as revised


The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (“NY-BEST”) is a not-for-profit industry trade association that serves as the voice of the energy storage industry for more than 170 member organizations on matters related to advanced batteries and energy storage technologies. Our membership covers the full span of activities related to research, development, production and deployment of energy storage devices, and currently includes technology developers ranging in size from small start-up companies to global corporations, leading energy storage and renewable energy companies, research institutions and universities, national labs and numerous companies involved in the electricity and transportation sectors.


For completeness of the record, please note that NY-BEST submitted comments on the pre-proposal stakeholder draft rule1 and on the previous version of the proposed rule2.
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NY-BEST Policy Update
NY-BEST Policy Update
August 9, 2019
Dear NY-BEST Members: 
It has been a busy last few weeks for New York’s energy storage industry. This policy update provides a summary of some of the major policy activities impacting energy storage in New York.  
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July 16, 2019 Policy Update


July 16, 2019


The Summer is off to a busy start and we have a few important policy updates to share with members:

  1. Con Edison Storage RFP – The final version of the Con Edison bulk procurement request for proposal was released on July 15, 2019. In general, the RFP has not changed significantly from the draft version. The first major date in the RFP process is the deadline for submitting qualifications. The deadline for qualifications is August 1, 2019 at 5 PM. Refer to Appendix A for more information on this step. Final submissions are due November 1, 2019 at 5 PM. Do not hesitate to reach out to the NY-BEST Team if you are planning to respond to this RFP, and we can provide support around the process, rules, and deadlines associated with the RFP.


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NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

On June 20, 2019 New York State passed the most agressive climate bill in the nation. Reach out to the NY-BEST Team for more information. 

NY-BEST comments on FDNY Proposed Rules for Outdoor Stationary Storage Battery Systems (3RCNY 608-01) (5/31/2019)
NY-BEST comments on NYS DEC proposed Part 227-3 regulations (5/31/2019)
NY-BEST Annual Report 2019
Since its inception, NY-BEST has worked with our members to grow the energy storage industry and storage markets in New York State and beyond. In 2018, our efforts focused on:
  • educating a broad range of decision-makers and stakeholders about the essential role of energy storage in transforming our electric grid and transportation systems;
  • advocating for policies and regulations that promote storage as a solution;
  • improving access and removing barriers to markets for energy storage;
  • growing and attracting energy storage businesses in New York;
  • providing resources, tools and services to members to support their success.