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SMART DG HUB

The City University of New York formed the Smart Distributed Generation Hub (Smart DG Hub) to develop a strategic pathway to a more resilient distributed energy system, and is supported by Federal and State initiatives for the projects outlined below. 

NYC ESS PERMITTING UPDATES 

NEW
2/14/2020 | The CUNY Smart DG Hub NYC ENERGY STORAGE Permitting 2.0: Updates to Energy Storage Permitting Guidelines and Path Forward presentation can be found on the Storage Resources Permitting page

2/13/2020 | The CUNY Smart DG Hub developed a NYC Battery Zoning Matrix chart that can be found on the Storage Resources Permitting page to provide battery storage project developers with a quick reference guide to assess the potential for additional special permit obligations under new zoning requirements.  

FDNY
10/1/2019 | A new FDNY rule is now in effect that establishes FDNY’s permitting & installation standards for most outdoor stationary storage battery systems. This rule implements the above guidelines through fully-developed design and installation requirements and emergency management procedures

NYC DOB
9/26/2019 | This bulletin clarifies the applicable zoning use group and limitation when establishing facilities for utility-level battery energy storage systems.

 

RESOURCES

The Smart DG Hub, working in collaboration with NYS municipalities and partners across the state, has developed an extensive portfolio of educational resources about storage, including guidance for permitting these systems in NYC. Please visit  STORAGE RESOURCES  and  WEBINARS to see our full list of supportive material.

You can also find resources on the NYSERDA Energy Storage website and the DER Integrated Data System.

Energy Storage Systems Data Analysis Initiative