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Program Definitions

Adjusted Project Incentive
The payment that will be made to the Participant, based on adjustments to the Project Incentive once Project Participant provides documentation of actual project costs and Participant Team cost-share. Adjusted Project Incentive shall not exceed $150,000.
The entity submitting an application to the NYSERDA ETAC-CI program.
Commercial Building
Includes both commercial buildings and industrial sites, to the extent that the emerging technology being demonstrated is not process-related.
Commercially Available
The emerging technology or approach has been available in the marketplace for at least six months, can be accessed through retail or distributional outlets, has manufacturer or independent third-party performance data publicly available, has been successfully demonstrated or installed, and marketing and sales efforts are underway.
Demonstration Host Site
A new or existing commercial or institutional building that hosts the demonstration of an emerging technology. An Applicant or Project Participant may own or otherwise have an existing business relationship with a Demonstration Host Site.
Emerging Technology or Approach
For the purposes of the ETAC-CI program, a commercially-available product, technology, or approach that has minimal market penetration and provides new opportunities for electric and/or gas energy efficiency and/or load management in commercial and institutional buildings. Some examples of approaches are a novel combination of energy-saving technologies, or a training or financing strategy that supports greater implementation of efficiency measures.
Load Management
The reduction of building electric load via means including demand response, peak demand reduction, demand management and/or energy storage.
Measurement and Verification Technical Consultant (M&V TC)
A consultant hired by NYSERDA to perform M&V and monitor performance in each demonstration project.
Participation Team
The Project Participant, Demonstration Host Sites, and any other entities that have committed to the project.
Project Incentive
For Focused Demonstration projects, the amount of NYSERDA funding requested by the Applicant to support project costs. Participant Team must provide a cost-share of at least 40% of project costs. Project Incentive shall not exceed $150,000. Project costs eligible for either funding from NYSERDA or inclusion as Participant Team cost-share include equipment purchase and installation, engineering and design costs, commissioning costs, direct labor (for which laborer is paid as an employee), unpaid (in-kind) labor, and in the case of approaches not directly involving equipment installation, costs for project implementation or other NYSERDA-approved costs
Project Participant
The entity that has entered into an agreement with NYSERDA.
Last Updated: 12/11/2013