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Battery Energy Storage Systems

Battery Energy Storage Systems

March 2024

This issue of Zoning Practice explores how stationary battery storage fits into local land-use plans and zoning regulations. It briefly summarizes the market forces and land-use issues associated with battery energy storage systems development, analyzes existing regulations for these systems, and offers guidance for new regulations rooted in sound planning principles.


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