Performance-Based natural gas incentives are offered for cost-effective energy efficiency projects to an Applicant that delivers verifiable annual natural gas energy savings. If you have any questions about these incentives, please contact Outreach@nyserda.ny.gov.
|Natural Gas Efficiency
While incentives are based upon the amount of natural gas saved in one year, the total incentive cannot exceed the lesser of $200,000 or 50% of the Project cost. Project costs may include equipment, labor, and engineering expenses.
Minimum Project Size
Unless otherwise approved by NYSERDA, Performance-Based projects must qualify for an incentive of at least $30,000. Smaller projects should consider Pre-Qualified incentives.
Natural gas measures include, but are not limited to:
- Water heaters
- Process heating equipment
- Steam/hot water distribution piping insulation
- Boiler controls systems
- Flue gas economizers
- Heat recovery
Measurement and Verification (M&V)
Measurement and Verification will be required at NYSERDA’s discretion. For projects requiring M&V, the Applicant will create an M&V Plan in collaboration with NYSERDA’s Technical Consultant. Projects requiring M&V will be subject to a 40% withholding of the total incentive, which is payable after NYSERDA receives and approves the final M&V report. Final incentive levels may be adjusted based on the M&V results. Projects failing to perform to M&V savings estimates may be required to reimburse NYSERDA for any overpayment.