NY-BEST Educational Courses
10th Annual Capture the Energy Meeting and Conference
NY-BEST’s 10th Annual Capture the Energy Conference and Expo is going virtual! Join us on August 4-6, 2020, to participate in the premier event for companies seeking opportunities in New York's rapidly growing energy storage markets. 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the founding of NY-BEST. This year, NY-BEST Board Vice Chair M. Stanley Whittingham was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This year’s conference will also celebrate and honor these two great achievements.



Services and Support for Startups: Introduction and Overview of State, Federal and NY-BEST Resources
Startups and early stage businesses face an array of challenges on the path to sustainability and success. This webinar will provide details and insights from experts on the scope and type of support that is available for startups in New York State through programs offered by government entities and through NY-BEST.  Presenters will include Katherine McDonald, Assistant Director Technology to Market at NYSERDA; Kate Baker, Interim Director of the NYS Small Business Development Center; and John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development at NY-BEST.



Advanced Inverters: Providing Grid Services to Enable a Clean Energy Future
Inverters are a key technology for enabling a clean energy future. As increasing amounts of renewable energy, distributed energy resources (DERs) and energy storage are added to the grid, more sophisticated or “smart” inverter technologies will be needed. This 3-part webinar course, featuring expert speakers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will provide an introduction to advanced inverters, including their capability to manage fluctuating variable sources of energy, provide services to the grid and increase hosting capacity of the distribution system to facilitate increased penetration of renewable energy.



Understanding NYISO Markets for Energy Storage with Bonus Guidebook
Interested in learning more about market opportunities for energy storage in the electricity markets managed by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)?  Join us for this two-part virtual educational course exploring NYISO rules for energy storage market participation, including Energy, Ancillary Services and Capacity.

Through the virtual webinar course and the accompanying NY-BEST NYISO Guidebook for Energy Storage attendees will gain in-depth knowledge on the unique aspects of deploying energy storage in New York State.


Capture the Energy Preview: New York’s Markets and Policies for Energy Storage
Although we won’t see you at our Capture the Energy Conference until August, we still have news and information to share the major policies, regulations and markets for energy storage in New York State.

In this 90-minute webinar, which you can participate in from the comfort of your remote location, you will hear from experts at NYSERDA, the NYS Department of Public Service and NYISO.



Tax Treatment of Energy Storage Facilities in New York State

In this webinar we will examine New York State and local tax treatment of electric energy storage facilities. While the State has raced ahead in promoting the energy storage, guidance on the tax treatment of facilities has been lacking, creating uncertainty for the industry. In this webinar we will examine the key state and local tax issues involving energy storage facilities



Battery Testing, Codes, and Standards: A Primer for Energy Storage Professionals

Safe deployment of batteries and energy storage systems is essential for the continued growth of the energy storage industry. Further, the performance of batteries and their useful life is important to the economics of applications. To be successful, energy storage professionals and those involved in deploying batteries, and related management systems, must keep apprised of evolving testing requirements, codes and standards.

NY-BEST has assembled leading experts in battery testing, codes, and standards to present a four-part webinar course covering the essentials on this subject and geared specifically to busy professionals working in battery and energy storage system deployment.

The series includes speakers from NY-BEST members, CSA Group, UL and DNV GL and will provide attendees with an excellent understanding of the current testing requirements and codes and standards related to batteries.



Energy Storage Technology: Understanding the Essentials

This online course will provide busy professionals with an understanding of energy storage technologies that are driving transformational change in the way energy is used. Taught by a renowned expert in the energy storage field, Prof. Daniel Steingart of Columbia University, the course will examine energy storage technologies from thermal storage to flywheels, ultracapacitors, batteries, flow batteries, and fuel cells.



Understanding New York’s Wholesale Energy Markets for Energy Storage: Online Webinar Course

Are you interested in increasing your understanding of the wholesale energy markets in New York State and the opportunities for energy storage to participate in those markets? NY-BEST and its partners, ICF, Customized Energy Solutions, and Autumn Lane Consulting, have teamed together to provide a four-part recorded webinar series to provide busy professionals with the essential information you need to understand the current and evolving opportunities for energy storage in New York’s bulk power markets.



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