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November 5, 2014 - Buffalo, NY. Batteries, fuel cells and energy storage technologies are continuing to experience new and exciting breakthroughs in chemistries, longevity and in a growing number of applications. This one-day conference will focus
Beacon Power is a pioneer and global leader in the design, development and commercial deployment of flywheel-based energy storage systems at the utility scale.
FREE FOR NY-BEST MEMBERS! If you missed the webinar and are interested in viewing a recording contact info@ny-best.org to receive a recording. An overview of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Straw Proposal featuring Rudy Stegemoeller with DPS.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center is open for business at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. The new world-class, $23 million Center provides...
NYS Governor Cuomo has unveiled plans for an energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. This unprecedented effort is intended to create the power grid...
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $1.4 million has been awarded to six companies working on new technologies in battery and energy storage, which will help develop working prototypes that demonstrate the ability of these advanced energy..
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NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of business operations for the New York Green Bank. The NY Green Bank released a Request for Proposal (RFP) inviting proposals from private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry...
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NYSERDA and ConEdison recently announced a set of incentives to support the deployment of energy storage projects in ConEdison's service territory. These incentives are among the best available in the US for storage and will pay up to 50% of a ...
Among the projects the council is seeking to fund at the park is a commercialization center for the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), a research-and-development project seeking to create and manufacture...
The program, called New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Institute, is funded by $400,000 from NYSERDA. Skidmore will work with Brookhaven National Laboratory; the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium; the Pace Energy and ...
After a tour of Eastman Business Park, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she was urging the Department of Defense to partner with an advanced battery and energy storage project planned for the park.


Who We Are

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST™) is a rapidly growing, industry-led, private-public coalition of corporate, entrepreneurial, academic, and government partners building a vibrant, world-class advanced battery and energy storage sector, from R&D to commercialization, in New York State. Our diverse members include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, universities, national research centers and laboratories spanning all facets of the energy sector.

NY-BEST is a community of leaders changing the way we use energy!

Read the New York Energy Storage Roadmap to learn more about NY-BEST and what we do!



What We Do

NY-BEST serves as the focal point for energy storage industry-related activities. We do this by:

  • Serving as a center for communication, education and interaction amongst key stakeholders in the energy storage industry, including companies, government, academia and the public;
  • Leveraging New York’s world-class intellectual and manufacturing capabilities and market leadership for the benefit of the energy storage industry;
  • Supporting and accelerating the commercialization process for new energy storage technologies;
  • and Advocating for policies that promote the energy storage industry.


Why this is important

Commercial, cost-effective energy storage technology is poised to be a game-changer for two of the world’s largest and most essential industries: electricity and transportation.

Reliable energy storage will change how vehicles are powered and how the entire electricity grid functions. Energy storage products are key to hybrid and electric vehicles and will make possible the effective widespread use of wind and solar energy. 

By transforming these trillion-dollar industries, energy storage technologies will produce environmental benefits, reduce energy costs and act as powerful economic drivers.



How Can We Help You?

As the voice and focal point on energy storage issues in New York, NY-BEST acts as a single point of contact for a host of interested stakeholders, from companies and universities to policy makers and investors.

Our expert team can help you stay informed of the latest developments in the energy storage industry, identify potential funding opportunities, connect you with other leaders in energy storage, provide you with direct business assistance, and assist you with accessing special resources.

A complete list of member benefits can be found here Member Benefits

Contact us today at info@ny-best.org

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NY-BEST releases the Economic Impact Study and New York Roadmap for Energy Storage showing how New York can grow...