The extensive process guide and the below documents were developed by Sustainable CUNY's Smart DG Hub in collaboration with NYC agencies, Con Edison and other stakeholders.
This document provides project developers, building owners, and other ESS project stakeholders with a comprehensive overview and detailed breakdown of the approval processes and requirements for outdoor lithium-ion based ESS in NYC.
This site plan checklist provides guidance on creating site plan materials, a key component of the permitting application package for Large ESS. Includes visual aids examples.
This high-level navigational guide to understanding zoning provisions applicable to ESS provides a comprehensive overview of the recent ESS-related zoning changes in NYC and summarizes zoning requirements applicable to both Accessory & Non-Accessory ESS.
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.
Sustainable CUNY's Smart DG Ombudsman partner with NYS and NYC agencies and authorities, utilities, and subject matter experts to conduct workshops for solar and storage installers and the stakeholder community. A complete recording of the 2021 workshop, as well as individual presentations, can be found at the above link.