Last Updated: 12/09/2014

Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs

If you are a homeowner or renter looking for financial incentives, see the Your Home page. The Funding Opportunities below are targeted towards businesses and researchers.

Technical questions should be directed to the appropriate project managers. The main NYSERDA phone number is toll-free 1-866-NYSERDA or local (518) 862-1090 extensions and e-mail addresses for the project managers are listed below.

Green Jobs - Green New York Financing Transition

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking interest from financial institutions to provide market-based financing solutions to residential consumers for solar electric installations and energy efficiency improvements.

Kevin L. Hunt
Ext. 3259
PON 2924 Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from eligible retail motor fuel outlets (Stations) for the Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (Program). Program eligibility is limited to Stations in the downstate region affected by Section 192-h of the New York State (NYS) Agriculture and Markets Law, Alternate Generated Power Source at Retail Gasoline Outlets. Through the Program, NYSERDA may provide participating Stations with portable emergency generators and associated services during a declared energy or fuel supply emergency (Declared Emergency). Continuous
RFP 1 Clean Energy Financing Arrangements

Revised 7/2014

The New York Green Bank invites private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry participants to propose partnership arrangements with the Green Bank that would facilitate the financing of clean energy projects (including energy generation and energy savings projects) in the State of New York.

NY Green Bank

The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP)

The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) is a streamlined program combining funding from three different sources and is designed to continue to expand the use of Diesel Emissions Control Device (DECD) equipment, compressed natural gas (CNG), battery electric hybrid, and fully battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks which reduce harmful emissions and the State’s dependence on foreign petroleum. The program is web based at opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and provides incentives to dealerships that sell program eligible trucks and diesel emission control equipment. Patrick Bolton
Ext. 3322
PON 1219 Existing Facilities Program

Revised July 2014

The Existing Facilities Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1219 offers energy efficiency and peak demand reduction incentives to implement electric and natural gas efficiency improvements. This PON offers Performance-Based Incentives for Electric Efficiency, peak demand reductions and Natural Gas Efficiency improvements, including DR and MBCx projects, and Pre-Qualified Incentives. Peter Hoffman
Ext. 3585

Andrew Tighe
Ext. 3515
or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
PON 1601 Rev1 - New Construction Program

$48,827,786 is available through PON1601Rev1 to offset a portion of the incremental capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment in these buildings to reduce energy consumption. Financial support is based on the anticipated building energy efficiency improvements. A Green Building Bonus is offered to encourage applicants to integrate green building practices through either Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) or New York Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NY-CHPS) certification.

Applications will be accepted January 4, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.

E. Stephen Finkle
Ext. 3505
Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis from January 4, 2012 through December 30, 2015 or until funds are fully committed.
PON 1746 - FlexTech Program

Revised 07/31/2014

FlexTech provides:

  • Cost-shared studies of energy efficiency technical analyses, process improvement analyses, energy master plans, and demand response opportunities of existing facilities for eligible customers
  • Cost-shared on-site combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies for eligible customers
  • Service providers an opportunity to become FlexTech Consultants for NYSERDA. FlexTech Consultants receive one-year agreements with NYSERDA to conduct technical analysis requested by eligible customers and NYSERDA.
Sheila Mahoney
Ext. 3630
PON 2033 Clean Energy On-the-Job Training

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals to advance the goals of the System Benefits Charge (SBC) Program by developing a workforce equipped to implement emerging and underutilized technologies including solar thermal, heat pump and biomass system design and installation.

Rebecca Hughes
Ext. 3618
PON 2112 - NY-Sun Solar Electric Incentive Program

Revised: Effective 8/13/2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives for the installation by Eligible Installers/Contractors of new grid-connected Electric Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 25kW or less for residential, and 200 kW or less for non-residential sites. Funding for the NY-Sun Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and PV incentive applications will be accepted through December 31, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Total Incentives available is subject to change.

Frank Mace
Ext. 3433
PON 2149 - Solar Thermal Incentive Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from qualified Solar Thermal (ST) Installers/Contractors to participate in the Solar Thermal (Hot Water) Incentive Program (Program). Qualified Solar Thermal system installers/contractors are required to submit participation applications to become eligible installers/contractors. Participation applications will be accepted at any time while the program is open.

Marci Brunner
Ext. 3415
PON 2157 - RPS Customer-Sited Tier Fuel Cell Program - Small Fuel Cell

Financial incentives are available to support the installation and operation of continuous duty fuel cell systems in New York State, with up to $50,000 available for fuel cell systems rated at 25 kW or less. Scott Larsen
Ext. 3208

Edward Kear
Ext. 3269
*Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis or until all funding has been fully committed, whichever comes first.
PON 2309 - Low-rise Residential New Construction

Revised 8/04/14
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Low-rise Residential New Construction Programs (Programs) incorporate the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Program as well as NYSERDA's offer of eligibility for certain gut rehabilitation projects to participate and receive the alternative New York Energy $mart designation. Patrick Fitzgerald
Ext. 3385
PON 2397 - Clean Energy Certifications and Accreditation Incentives

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has incentives to support training program accreditation, clean energy company accreditation, and practitioner certifications. NYSERDA has funding available on a first come, first serve basis to support: 1) Training Program Accreditation from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (IREC ISPQ). 2) Company Accreditation through NABCEP and BPI; and, 3) Individual Certifications through NABCEP for Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, and Underwriters Laboratory PV System Installer Certification, Non-BPI Energy Efficiency Individual Certifications, and BPI Certifications. Lori Clark
Ext. 3202
PON 2439 On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive Program

NYSERDA announces the availability of approximately $13.8 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use. The incentives, of up to $1,000,000 per site/customer, will be paid to Eligible Installers who install new approved grid-connected wind energy systems using qualified equipment, in accordance with the eligibility requirements described below. The maximum equipment size shall be 2 MW (2,000 kW) per site/customer. NYSERDA’s incentive shall not exceed 50% of the total installed cost of the system. The program will continue through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. On-Site Wind
1-866-NYSERDA reference PON 2439
PON 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Revised 7/22/14
The Industrial and Process Efficiency Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2456 offers performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers that implement cost-effective electric and natural gas efficiency and process improvements. This PON offers Process and Energy Efficiency incentives, as well as Operations and Maintenance Incentives. Stacey Sabo
Ext. 3037

Wendy MacPherson
Ext. 3553
PON 2568 CHP Acceleration Program

NYSERDA will provide financial incentives for the installation of pre-qualified (or conditionally qualified), pre-engineered CHP systems by approved CHP system vendors at customer sites that pay the SBC surcharge on their electric bill, or are located within New York City or Westchester County and the CHP system will be fueled by natural gas that is subject to the SBC surcharge on the gas bill. Incentive funds will be allocated on a site-by-site, first-come-first-served basis in the order of application receipt until December 30, 2016 or until all funds are committed, whichever comes first. An application is not considered “received” until it has been deemed full and complete by NYSERDA. The maximum CHP system size is 1.3MW. The maximum incentive per project, including bonuses, is $1.5M. NYSERDA will only accept incentive applications under this PON from approved CHP system vendors. Edward Kear
Ext. 3269
PON 2606 - Advanced Buildings Program

Revised 9/24/13
NYSERDA seeks proposals for development and demonstration activities that advance the energy performance of both new and existing buildings in the residential, multi-family or commercial sector. Technology areas of interest include, but are not limited to: construction materials, strategies and practices; HVAC and lighting technologies, automation technologies enabling load flexibility and smarter background operations; and building integrated renewable energy systems. Energy improvements in buildings can also result from activities that do not involve development of new products or construction methods; improvements can result from new policies, regulations or assessments. NYSERDA also seeks proposals for activities to remove inadvertent barriers that hinder the wider use of promising technologies. Added consideration will be given to technologies and opportunities that in addition to improving the energy and environmental performance, increase building resiliency, recovery, and adaptability to disruptions in the electric grid. The total available funding under six rounds of this solicitation is $25 million. Marsha Walton
Ext. 3271

Anthony Abate
Ext. 3522

Bob Carver
Ext. 3242

Megan Bulman
Ext. 3541

Michael Genovese
Ext. 3103
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PON 2689 - Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization for the Commercial/Institutional Sector

Revised 4/29/14
The ETAC-CI program seeks to accelerate the adoption of commercially available yet under-used energy-saving and load-reduction technologies or approaches in commercial, institutional, and non-process-related industrial settings. Liz Hanna
Ext. 3358
PON 2701 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Performance Program

Revised 1/16/14
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers incentives to promote the installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems with an aggregate nameplate greater than 1.3 MW that provide summer on-peak demand reduction. Incentives are performance-based and correspond to the summer-peak demand reduction (kW), energy generation (kWh), and fuel conversion efficiency (FCE) achieved by the CHP system on an annual basis over a two-year measurement and verification (M&V) period. CHP Systems of 1.3 MW and less should refer to the NYSERDA CHP Acceleration Program. Jim Hastings
Ext. 3492
PON 2758 Gas Station Back-Up Power Program

Revised 6/30/14
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications for the Gas Station Back-Up Power Program (Back-Up Power Program). Eligible Applicants can apply for a project grant to help offset the implementation costs associated with the installation of a transfer switch and associated electrical modifications needed to accept a portable emergency generator or the electrical modifications and installation of a permanent emergency generator as required to comply with Section 192-h of the New York State (NYS) Agriculture and Markets Law, Alternate Generated Power Source at Retail Gasoline Outlets. PON 2758 Administrator
PON 2828 Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity

Approximately $20.4 million in New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding is available through 2015 to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems in New York State. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis; up to $2 million is available per project, depending on the project specifications. Application Packages must be received by NYSERDA on or before 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2015 or prior to the exhaustion of the available funding, whichever comes first.

Tom Fiesinger
Ext. 3218

Stephen Hoyt
Ext. 3587
PON 2942 Advanced Clean Power Technologies

NYSERDA seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate innovative renewable and other advanced clean power technologies, develop and demonstrate technologies that improve performance, or address and overcome specific barriers thwarting increased adoption of Eligible Technologies (see more detailed descriptions of Project Categories and Eligible Technologies in Sections II and III). All, or none, of the available funds may be allocated. Gregory A. Pedrick
Ext. 3378

Jennifer Harvey
Ext. 3264

Nick Tichich
Ext. 3063

Richard Drake
Ext. 3258
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PON 2951 Cleaner Greener Communities - Round 2

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications for Cleaner Greener Communities (CGC) Phase II Implementation Grants. CGC is funded with proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the goal of which is to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast. Phase II of CGC will be instrumental in achieving that goal. CGC Team

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PON 2982 Locomotive Idle Reduction Program

The Locomotive Idle Reduction Program (the Program) seeks applications from short line railroads in New York State to install U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-verified idle reduction equipment on one or more of their locomotives. Adam Ruder
Ext. 3411

Dave McCabe
Ext. 3281
PON 3010 Renewable Heat NY Biomass Boiler Program

Revised 10/23/2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from qualified Boiler Installers/Contractors to participate in a financial incentive program to install approved pellet boilers and advanced cordwood boilers with thermal storage for eligible residential and commercial customers.

Ryan Moore
Ext. 3267
PON 3016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Enabling Technology Demonstration Program

The Plug-In Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program (the Program) seeks research and demonstration proposals to demonstrate new technologies and strategies that help overcome barriers to the market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and make them more economically viable while reducing their impact on the electric grid and environment in New York State.

Adam Ruder
Ext. 3411
Round 1

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PON 3026 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD) Smart Grid Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in funds to support research and engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects that improve the resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State. Proposals must demonstrate significant statewide public benefit and quantify all energy, environmental and economic impacts. The primary objective of the program is to promote the development of a smart grid that accommodates a diverse supply of generation resources, enhances overall grid performance and enables customers to reduce costs, energy consumption, and environmental impacts.

John Love
Ext. 3317

Michael Razanousky
Ext. 3245
Round 1

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RFI 2568 CHP Acceleration Program – CHP System Pre-Qualification

NYSERDA is accepting applications from vendors of packaged Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems in order to pre-qualify systems that will be eligible for incentives under PON 2568 - CHP Acceleration Program. Packaged CHP systems may consist of one or more prime movers and can be from 50kW to 1.3 MW in size. Vendors must submit a separate application for each system design or system size. When issued (anticipated in early Q4 of 2012), PON 2568 will offer approximately $20 million in incentive funds which will be available through 2016. Customers will be able to access these funds only for purchase and installation of the pre-qualified/conditionally-qualified equipment. Edward Kear
Ext. 3269
RFP 2990 Salesforce Application Development

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to provide design and build services for the implementation of Salesforce as an integrated enterprise solution. This solution will leverage and expand an existing Salesforce installation currently being used for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and will allow for the replacement of disparate program-specific systems used to track projects and workflow.

Glen Kaatz
Ext. 3203
RFP 3019 CHP System Inspection and Re-commissioning

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Acceleration Program (PON 2568) supports the installation of CHP systems. In order to support this program, this RFP invites proposals for technical assistance to conduct site inspection and re-commissioning activities on CHP systems installed under PON 2568.

Paul Vainauskas
Ext. 3554
RFP 3044 NY Prize Community Grid Competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announce the availability of up to $40,000,000, under the three-stage NY Prize Community Grid Competition (NY Prize), to support the development of community microgrids. The objective of NY Prize is to promote the design and build of community grids that improve local electrical distribution system performance and resiliency in both a normal operating configuration as well as during times of electrical grid outages. NY Prize objectives include empowering community leaders, encouraging broad private and public sector participation including local distribution utilities, local governments and third parties, protecting vulnerable populations and providing tools to build a cleaner more reliable energy system.

John Saintcross, Jr.
Ext. 3384

Michael Razanousky
Ext. 3245
RFP 3069 Operations and Maintenance Support Services for the SDA and the WNYNSC

NYSERDA seeks proposals for providing the West Valley Site Management Program (WVSMP) with a broad range of operation and maintenance services at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center (WNYNSC) including expertise, equipment and materials needed to conduct operations, maintenance and emergency response support services at the State-Licensed Radioactive Waste Disposal Area (SDA), and on the undeveloped areas of the WNYNSC.

Chris Andrzejewski
Ext. 4319
RFP 3084 Renewable Portfolio Standard Program Purchase of Renewable Energy Attributes

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks to procure the environmental attributes created by eligible generation resources under the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program (RPS Attributes).

Doreen Harris
Ext. 3337
RFP 3108 Strategic Program Development Training

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a contractor to provide custom training and hands-on coaching to equip NYSERDA staff with enhanced strategy tools and approaches that will maximize NYSERDA’s success in catalyzing investment in clean energy through the development of programs that are based on our customers’ economics and designed “from the market back.”

Vanessa Ulmer
Ext. 3018
RFQ 2928 New York State Strategic Gasoline Reserve Prequalified Purchaser Program (Downstate Region)

This RFQL will prequalify potential purchasers of fuel from the SGR (Downstate Region) so as to expedite the sales and distribution of fuel in the event of a disruption of fuel supplies and a declaration by New York State of an energy emergency. If released, the SGR fuel, in the form of finished motor gasoline, including ethanol, will be made available by and through NYSERDA at Northville’s Holtsville truck rack facility. Gasoline will be made available for sale to eligible prequalified gasoline distributors during declared energy emergencies in which commercial supplies of gasoline are disrupted. For this Program, access to Northville’s Holtsville truck rack facility will only be permitted to qualified gasoline distributors who have a properly executed Terminal Access Agreement with Northville prior to the emergency declaration. The determination of sale, allocation volumes, prices and other potential requirements will be made by NYSERDA, and will be made available at the time of a declaration of sale.

Matthew Milford
Ext. 3416
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