Hudson Valley Regional Council

Events and Updates

Learn how adopting the tools and best practices in the Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook will help your community prepare for energy storage project development in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 7-9:00 PM 
    •   Orange County Emergency Management Center                                                          22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924 
  • RSVP:  
  • Questions: Contact Kate Schmidt at 845.615.3858 or 
The workshop – hosted by Orange County Department of Planning and presented by NYSERDA – is for local officials and will: 
•    present information about battery energy storage technology basics
•    identify important code considerations for project siting
•    offer a review of the Model Battery Energy Storage Law

*Training credits are available for municipal board members. 
*Stay tuned for a separate NYSERDA technical training for code enforcement officers and first responders planned for later this summer or early fall.


August 28th and 29th at the New York Marriott—Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York.  
Conference registration fees are waived for local governments!
To see the exciting roster of confirmed keynote and panel speakers and session facilitators, please view the agenda here. You can register here.  Below is more background about this important meeting.
Summary of Pathways to Decarbonization in the Northeast
This solution-focused regional symposium will explore how local and state governments, industry, utilities, and the non-profit sector can work together to achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and buildings.  Earlier this summer, New York state passed legislation establishing one of the most ambitious climate goals in the nation – zero emissions (a totally carbon-free economy) by 2050.  This meeting will bring together leaders from New York and other northeast states to identify ways to scale up promising approaches to achieving these emissions reductions quickly and cost effectively.
The Symposium will be co-hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM).  It opens with a welcome reception on the evening of August 27, and will feature keynotes, two tracks for panel sessions – one for transportation and one for buildings – and a series of interactive “deep dive” discussions with subject matter experts.  A few examples of the topics to be covered are: emerging new financing models for electric transit buses, integrating multiple new mobility services to achieve an efficient and equitable urban transportation system, and cost-effective passive house design for affordable new multi-unit buildings. There will be ample opportunities to network and explore cross-cutting issues. 
Local governments are on the front lines in the fight against climate change.  The perspectives, experience, and insights of municipal leaders will add tremendous value to the conversation. Please join this important conversation.


The Guidebook contains information, tools, and step-by-step instructions to help local governments navigate the most important energy storage development issues:

  • Planning and zoning for battery energy
  • Decommissioning battery energy storage systems at the end of their useful life
  • Permitting and Inspections of a battery energy storage systems



NYSERDA offers free Technical Assistance to local governments to help implement the policies and practices outlines in the Guidebook. NYSERDA staff and its team of consultants will work with you and your colleagues one-on-one to:

  • Answer your questions about energy storage
  • Adopt a model battery energy storage law
  • Help your town procure battery energy storage solutions

Email with question or to request free assistance.


NYStretch was developed by NYSERDA as a statewide model code for New York jurisdictions to use to meet their energy and climate goals by accelerating the savings obtained through their local building energy codes. For jurisdictions that adopt it, NYStretch will provide savings of roughly 11% over the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCC-NYS) when that energy code is released by New York State Department of State.

NYStretch is a stretch code that:

  • Is readily adoptable with minimal changes by local governments
  • Is in enforceable language
  • Is coordinated with the New York State Uniform and Energy Codes
  • Is about one cycle ahead of the next New York State Energy Code in its requirements
  • Lowers energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with new and existing buildings
  • Is cost-effective and regionally appropriate
Contact us:
Hudson Valley Regional Council
3 Washington Center #2
Newburgh, NY 12550
 (845) 564-4075

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