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Overview of the Model Battery Energy Storage System Law with NYSERDA
April 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Overview of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Law course provides an introduction to land use and zoning considerations for BESS as included in the Model BESS Law, a resource contained in NYSERDA’s BESS Guidebook for Local Governments. The course is primarily intended for municipal officials including local board members (such as Planning, Zoning, and local legislative boards), planning and building department staff, and other municipal staff.
The course begins by introducing BESS basics, as well as covering policies and programs shaping clean energy development in New York. The course then provides an overview of resources contained in the BESS Guidebook for Local Governments, before spending the bulk of the time on the Model BESS Law. The Model BESS Law is a template zoning law intended to be comprehensive and highly customizable; this course provides municipalities with the information required to adopt a well-considered, balanced law to regulate energy storage system deployment.