Data Center Incentives Through the Industrial Process and Efficiency Program

Over $100 Million Available to Improve Productivity and Your Bottom Line

Energy efficiency has the ability to help organizations become more economically competitive by reducing their operating costs while simultaneously lessening their environmental impact. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) program offers performance based incentives to help data center owners and operators offset the cost of investments in energy efficiency and IT productivity projects in their data centers.

Con Edison and NYSERDA Data Center Partnership

The Data Center Efficiency Program [PDF] is a powerful new partnership to help data center customers in the Con Edison service territory reduce their energy usage, save on operating costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions through more efficient use of electricity. Under the new initiative, Con Edison and NYSERDA will work together to provide data centers with individualized and targeted technical assistance as well as up to $10 million in funding for energy efficiency initiatives that will generate as much as $8 million in annual energy savings.

To participate in the program, data centers can call 1-212-701-7222 or fill out the Customer Assistance Form [PDF] and send it to

NYSERDA Data Center Incentives

Incentive Type Utility Upstate Downstate
Process and Energy Efficiency Electric $0.12/kWh $0.16/kWh
Natural Gas $15/MMBtu $20/MMBtu
Operational & Maintenance (O&M) Electric $0.05/kWh $0.05/kWh
Natural Gas $6/MMBtu $6/MMBtu
Maximum Incentive All Projects 50% Project Cost
Electric $5 million/Facility/Year
Natural Gas $1 million/Facility/Year

NYSERDA assists data center owners and operators through the following NYSERDA programs:

  • FlexTech: Provides cost sharing to conduct energy studies, perform computational fluid dynamics and other airflow studies, develop energy and IT master plans, catalog existing servers and applications, perform lean assessments and evaluate IT system improvements.
  • DCEEF [PDF]: The Data Center Energy Efficiency Framework (DCEEF) is a set of best practices for reducing data center energy consumption. The framework reflects extensive input on proven energy-reduction technologies and strategies from data center professionals, vendors, and industry experts. Download a free copy [PDF] of the DCEEF.

Examples of energy savings projects that may be implemented through these programs include, but are not limited to:

Facilities IT
Air Flow Management Applications Management
Cooling Next Generation Servers
Use of Waste Heat Server Load Prioritization and Optimization
UPS System Upgrades Storage Consolidation

For example projects, see our Data Center case studies.

How to Get Started

The IPE team will work with you to identify projects, visit your site, meet with your team and assist with the application process.

To begin working with a member of the IPE Team contact us or fill out a Consolidated Funding Application.

Outreach Contractors

NYSERDA has retained Data Center Outreach Contractors to assist data centers with the IPE Program.

Last Updated: 10/21/2014
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How To Apply

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Who Can Participate

Data centers implementing process and energy efficiency or operational and maintenance measures.

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Who To Contact

Contact the IPE team at:

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