Rochester, NY -- Governor Cuomo says Rochester's Eastman Business Park will host a new $23 million Battery and Energy Storage Technology Testing and Commercialization Center.
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is partnering with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium -- known as NY-BEST -- to relocate an existing energy storage testing operation from DNV KEMA’s laboratory facility in Pennsylvania to the new center in Rochester.
The project will include an investment of up to $16 million by DNV KEMA and $6.9 million in State grant funds from NY-BEST for capital improvements and the purchase of advanced testing equipment. NY-BEST was created in 2010 with a $25 million grant from State government to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in grid storage and heavy-duty transportation.
The Center will be located at Building 308 . Construction is slated to be completed by fall , with the Center opening planned for December.