Benefits & Need Statements of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)


  • Increased stabilization of the energy grid
  • Increased efficiency of the co-located renewable energy facility
  • Supplemental income for leasing landowners

If co-located with large-scale solar energy systems, the BESS installation may provide enhanced benefits to the Host Community Benefits Agreement or the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Agreements with Taxing Jurisdictions (municipal, school, and County).

Need Statements:

  • Fire & Explosion potential in event of damage or failure
  • Impacts on Soil & Natural Resources
  • Construction impacts – noise, traffic, road use damage, stormwater management, and erosion control
  • Aesthetic & visual impacts 
  • Replacement, recycling, handling, and decommissioning needs