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Applications for the Energy Storage Capital Challenge are open.


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This highly-targeted program brings together decision-makers across the capital stack, industry experts, and your innovative energy storage project in New York State. This best-in-class group will work collectively to refine your project strategy and align capital in order to advance the development of your project — and the energy storage market in New York more broadly — to ensure a more diversified pipeline of projects.

What makes this unique? This is not about pitching your project to individual investors. Instead, we’re bringing together the capital stack to collaboratively workshop your project and financing strategy.

The program consists of two convenings in May and June, and a Showcase during NY Climate Week in September 2024.

What We're Looking For

Energy storage projects: currently in development by storage developers or technology providers in New York State. Projects based in the Southern Tier of NY are of particular interest.

Project sweet spot: Projects that are post-site control but pre-financing close

Innovative or First of a Kind: Projects that include a novel element - be that technology, business model, project design, etc

Experiencing a financing gap: Has an immediate capital challenge that is currently underserved in the New York market

Broader applicability: The challenges experienced by the project must not be atypical, to ensure that the potential solutions can have broader benefit

Frontline communities: The ability for your project to positively impact underserved communities. This is not a pre-requisite.