On-site energy storage, including batteries, allows facility owners to lower their costs by storing cheaper energy for use when electricity costs are high. This includes storing electricity purchased during periods of low demand to use during peak hours, or similarly storing energy generated by solar panels during the day for use later. They can also be used to shift the building’s demand, thereby allowing for savings on utility demand charges. Depending on how they are interconnected, energy storage systems can be used during grid outages to provide some resiliency to the building.
Visit NYSERDA’s Energy Storage page at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Energy-Storage-Program for more information on opportunities, technical assistance, and information for vendors, researchers, and others.
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