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The following guides and resources are for the current process for installing storage in NYC. 


 

The 2020 updated Energy Storage Permitting and Interconnection Process Guide for New York City: Lithium-Ion Outdoor Systems is designed to provide building owners, project developers and other industry participants with an understanding of the permitting and interconnection requirements and approval processes for outdoor Lithium-Ion based ESS in NYC.

The checklist is intended as an aide to help project developers who are in the early stages of project exploration and development, prior to initial meetings with AHJs.

This document will assist developers by providing an outline and template for the required emergency management plan which is an important component of the application package for FDNY approval.

This UL 9540A Data Utilization Guide for NYC: Flow Charts document is intended as a supplement to the Outdoor Permitting Guide. It provides high-level guidance on the utilization of data obtained from UL 9540A, Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems, which is a key component of all lithium-ion based energy storage permitting applications under consideration by NYC AHJs.


 

Zoning regulations pertaining to ESS in NYC have evolved rapidly, with the most recent passage of the Zoning for Coastal Flood Resilience amendment in May 2021 along with the Zoning Bulletin 2020-023 released in Dec 2020 and Zoning Bulletin 2019-007 released in Sept 2019.  This NYC Energy Storage Zoning Guide is intended to serve as a high-level navigational guide to understanding zoning provisions applicable to ESS, providing a comprehensive overview of the recent ESS-related zoning changes in NYC, and summarizing zoning requirements applicable to both Accessory & Non-Accessory ESS.

 


 

This UL 9540A Data Utilization Guide for NYC: Flow Charts document is intended as a supplement to the Outdoor Permitting Guide. It provides high-level guidance on the utilization of data obtained from UL 9540A, Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems, which is a key component of all lithium-ion based energy storage permitting applications under consideration by NYC AHJs.