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Manufacturer Incentives Through the Industrial Process and Efficiency Program

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program will close to natural gas project funding on June 30, 2014. Industrial and Process Efficiency will receive applications until August 31, 2014 to create a waiting list in case current applications are cancelled or reduced in scope.

Energy Best Practices presentation from Frank E. Daily, IBM [PDF]

Industrial Energy Efficiency Best Practices Workshop presentation from NYSERDA [PDF]

Energy efficiency and productivity improvements are proven investments for manufacturers. They decrease your costs, improve product quality, reduce energy pricing risks, engage your employees, reduce your carbon footprint and demonstrate responsible business practices. NYSERDA had been helping NY’s manufactures operate more efficiently and cost effectively since 1975.

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

Eligible sites include manufacturing facilities or support operations such as warehousing and distribution sites. Example industries include Plastics and Packaging, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Metals, Paper and Pulp, Transportation, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Mining and Mineral Processing, General Manufacturing, and Equipment Manufacturers.

NYSERDA Manufacturer 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

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


  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Motors
  • Variable Frequence Drives (VFDs)
  • HVAC

Process Improvements

  • Scrap Reduction
  • Throughput Increases
  • LEAN/Six Sigma Projects

NYSERDA assists manufacturers through the following programs:

Provides cost sharing to conduct energy studies, develop energy master plans, perform lean assessments, and evaluate potential process improvements.

Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) 
Provides performance based incentives to offset the cost of investments in energy efficiency and productivity projects at existing manufacturing sites.

New Construction Program (NCP)
Provides performance based incentives to offset the cost of investments in energy efficiency and productivity projects at newly constructed or substantially renovated manufacturing sites.

Research and Development
Provides funding to develop and demonstrate cutting edge technology.

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 Focus on Industrial and Process Contractors to assist manufacturers with the IPE Program.

Last Updated: 03/07/2014