|2011-2012 CAIR Report||
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology ConsortiumTM (NY-BEST) was announced in 2009 to help position New York as a global leader in energy storage technology for heavy-duty transportation, electric grid, and other applications. NYSERDA was charged with working with industry and academic partners to establish this industry-driven consortium, which is being seeded by NYSERDA with approximately $25 million through Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) proceeds. The Consortium was incorporated by its 17 member Board of Directors in January 2010 as a New York State not-for-profit corporation. In December 2010, Bill Acker was hired by the Board as Executive Director of NY-BEST and Capitol Hill Management Services was hired by the Board to provide association management services.(1/30/2013)
|CAIR Annual Report 2009-10.pdf||New York State’s regulations that implement the federal Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) programs to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are set forth at 6 NYCRR Parts 243 and 244. Funds provided through this source have been used to establish the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium ™. This report contains an accounting of CAIR proceeds, expenditures, program metrics, and a summary of program activities and implementation regarding NY-BEST. (6/17/2010)|
|CAIR Program Plan||
New York State’s regulations that implement the federal Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) programs to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are set forth at 6 NYCRR Parts 243 and 244. These regulations establish seasonal and annual emissions cap-and-trade programs that are designed to mitigate interstate transport of ozone and fine particulate pollution. These regulatory programs will, in concert with other programs, assist states in the eastern U.S. in attaining the ozone and PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards.(6/18/2013)
|Indian Point Contingency Plan||
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) respectfully submits the following comments in regard to the Indian Point Contingency Plan. Con Edison and NYPA have proposed to include 100 MW of Energy Efficiency/Demand Reduction/CHP in their Plan to address the potential closing of the Indian Point nuclear facility. In their February 1, 2013 proposal and in Con Edison’s March 12, 2013 Reply Comments in the case, Con Edison specifically includes energy storage as an acceptable form of demand reduction.(4/4/2013)
|MEMO OF SUPPORT SENATE BILL 2522 (Maziarz)/ ASSEMBLY BILL 5060 (Englebright)||
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium strongly supports the qualified solar and energy storage manufacturers and operations credit. This proposal will provide a tax credit to eligible companies of 20% on research and development and manufacturing property and a 10% credit for qualified research and development expenses.
|New York Energy Storage Roadmap||
The purpose of this New York Energy Storage Roadmap is to provide a reference document to all stakeholders in the growth of energy storage in New York. Its objective is to identify the state’s specific needs and to recommend potential strategies to meet the challenges of expanding the development, manufacturing and deployment of energy storage in New York. It is intended to enable industry, academic, and government participants to plan ahead as they put in place investments,legislation, business plans, research programs, teaming arrangements and commercial cooperative ventures.
Creation of this roadmap was spearheaded by NY-BEST and was initiated with a workshop held at NY-BEST’s “Capture the Energy 2012” conference in Troy, NY on March 7-8, 2012. A group of 45 experts convened and discussed the development of a statewide roadmap for the energy storage industry. Following the workshop, the present document was developed with support from the contributions and comments of a diverse set of stakeholders in the New York energy storage community.
|NY-BEST Policy Update – March 2013||
The NYS Legislature has passed the 2013-14 State Budget, which takes effect April 1st, 2013. We have identified several initiatives in the Budget that may be of interest to you. These include: Charge NY Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Tax Credit, Microgrids, New York State Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Support Act, New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund, Next Generation Job Linkage Incentive Program, Manufacturers Tax Cut, Linked Deposit Expansion.(3/1/2013)
|NY-BEST Testing Capabilities Report||
NY-BEST and NYSERDA commissioned the New York Academy of Sciences to compile and analyze information on the energy storage testing needs and capabilities of stakeholders in New York’s research and business community. The expectation was that the data would identify one or more energy storage capabilities that NY-BEST could acquire in the near term for use by a broad cross-section of the battery and advanced energy storage community.
The data collected, however, did not point toward the immediate acquisition of new capabilities. Instead, they indicated a complex and varied set of needs, some of which could be matched with existing in-state capabilities. Those that could not be matched directly were often specific and project dependent, requiring capabilities designed for the particular product being tested or to meet unique standards. These findings pointed to the key recommendation from this report: a database that NY-BEST members can use to locate available capabilities, along with a “testing facilitator” to assist companies in matching needs with capabilities and to identify unmet needs which could be targeted for procurement.
This database identified as a key recommendation of this report has been created and is available to NY-BEST members at http://www.ny-best.org/members/assets. Login to access the database, or request an account at http://www.ny-best.org/user/register. (2/8/2010)