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.

CONTINUOUS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
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

NY Green Bank invites private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry participants to propose partnership arrangements with NY 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

Continuous
RFP 3036 Energy Modeling Partners Application to Provide New Construction Technical Support

Applications accepted to 5/31/2016

NYSERDA seeks firms interested in assisting NYSERDA with delivering technical support services to increase the performance of buildings and their energy systems to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Modeling Partners will deliver technical services on new construction projects to building owners, developers and leaseholders.

Marilyn Dare
518-862-1090
Ext. 3348
Continuous
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 https://truck-vip.ny.gov/Link 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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3322
Continuous
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY NOTICES
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
PON 1219 Existing Facilities Program

Revised 1/7/16

The Existing Facilities Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1219 offers incentives for electric efficiency improvements.

Peter Hoffman
518-862-1090
Ext. 3585

Andrew Tighe
518-862-1090
Ext. 3515
02/29/2016
or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
PON 1601 Rev1 - New Construction Program

Revised 1/7/16

$53,827,786 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.

E. Stephen Finkle
518-862-1090
Ext. 3505
02/29/2016
PON 1746 - FlexTech Program

Revised 12/2015

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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3630
02/29/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3618
02/29/2016
PON 2112 - NY-Sun Solar Electric Incentive Program

Revised: Effective 10/8/2015

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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3433
12/29/2023
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3415
02/29/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3208

Edward Kear
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
02/29/2016
*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 12/23/15
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3385
02/29/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3202
12/31/2016
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 February 29, 2016 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.

On-Site Wind
1-866-NYSERDA reference PON 2439
02/29/2016
PON 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Revised 12/23/15
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
716-842-1522
Ext. 3037

Wendy MacPherson
518-862-1090
Ext. 3553
02/29/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
12/30/2016
PON 2689 - Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization for the Commercial/Institutional Sector

Revised 8/28/15
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. Scott Smith
518-862-1090
Ext. 3344
12/30/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3492
12/30/2016
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3218

Stephen Hoyt
518-862-1090
Ext. 3587
02/29/2016
PON 3010 Renewable Heat NY Biomass Boiler Program

Revised 8/7/2015

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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3267
12/31/2018
PON 3011 Community Solar NY Round 2

NYSERDA invites local governments, school districts, and other community partners to participate in Community Solar NY, a new effort to make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives. In 2016, NYSERDA will be supporting community solar projects known as “Solarize” campaigns. These are short term (approximately 6-9 months, including planning and outreach) local efforts to bring together groups of potential solar customers through widespread outreach and education, and help these customers choose a solar installation company that is offering competitive, transparent pricing. NYSERDA will provide marketing materials and technical assistance for qualifying projects, as well as funding for campaign expenses.

Community Solar

11/16/2016
PON 3082 NY-Sun Commercial / Industrial Incentive Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers performance-based incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems greater than 200 kW that offset the use of grid-supplied electricity. PV systems must be sized primarily to serve project load. 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 29, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Incentives available are subject to change.



12/29/2023
PON 3106 CGC Phase II Implementation Grants Round 3

Through Round 3 of CGC II, NYSERDA is offering competitive grants for the implementation of market-transforming sustainability initiatives and projects that accelerate the adoption of sustainable planning and development practices, are innovative, create multiple community benefits, reduce carbon emissions, leverage public and private resources, and propel NYS toward an environmentally and economically vibrant and resilient future. Funding will support policy and plan development, technical assistance, and implementation of projects and initiatives that have the ability to be inspirational and replicated to expand market adoption and overall impact.

CGC Team

Category 3
7/31/2015

Category 2
9/30/2019

Category 1
09/30/2019
PON 3125 Accelerating Availability of Targeted Residential Products

Revised 12/23/15

NYSERDA’s Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 3125 is designed to support projects that significantly increase the availability and demand for the following high-efficiency residential products: high-efficiency clothes washers, refrigerators, home energy management systems (HEMS), heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, heat pump water heaters, and advanced lighting fixtures.

Ryan Moore
518-862-1090
Ext. 3267
Category A:
09/24/2015

Category B:
09/24/2015

Category C:
02/29/2016
PON 3127 Emerging Technology Demonstration Projects - Residential HVAC

NYSERDA seeks to accelerate market adoption of commercially available, but underused technologies and proven building strategies for the residential building sector. Multi-site demonstration projects proposed under this solicitation will validate the use of high efficiency heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in existing residential building retrofits, through a comprehensive planning, design, installation, commissioning, and measurement and verification process. This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) seeks to address barriers to widespread adoption of heat pumps, including cold-climate split-system air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps, and low-capacity (maximum input rating of less than 45,000 Btu/hour) natural gas furnaces, by demonstrating and validating the energy savings, cost-effectiveness and other performance indicators of these systems. Daniel Farrell
518-862-1090
Ext. 3490
03/25/2016
PON 3179 Digital Aerial Baseline Survey of Marine Wildlife in Support of New York State Offshore Wind Energy

There is growing interest in developing offshore wind (OSW) energy in New York and elsewhere. However, it is still unclear what impacts such development could have on wildlife, including corals and other invertebrates, birds, bats, sea turtles, fish, and marine mammals. Data gaps and unmet research needs hamper the efforts of federal and state regulators to avoid or minimize potential impacts to wildlife from OSW development.

Greg Lampman
518-862-1090
Ext. 3372
02/09/2016
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
11/30/2016
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
RFP 3172 Competitive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals to demonstrate technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector in New York State above and beyond those expected through compliance with any existing regulation. Applicable power sector projects include those involving units that serve as an electricity generator with a Nameplate Capacity equal to or greater than 25 MWe and a remaining operational life of at least ten years. Projects will achieve a reduction of GHG emissions through the installation of eligible technologies from “Inside the Fence” at New York State (NYS) Power Generation Facilities.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals to demonstrate technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector in New York State above and beyond those expected through compliance with any existing regulation. Applicable power sector projects include those involving units that serve as an electricity generator with a Nameplate Capacity equal to or greater than 25 MWe and a remaining operational life of at least ten years. Projects will achieve a reduction of GHG emissions through the installation of eligible technologies from “Inside the Fence” at New York State (NYS) Power Generation Facilities.

John Love
518-862-1090
Ext. 3317
03/31/2016
RFP 3202 Renewable Heating and Cooling Technical Assistance

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals from firms qualified to provide technical information, economic and technical modeling, and policy and economic analysis in the area of renewable heating and cooling. Through this solicitation, NYSERDA anticipates selecting one or more contractors to provide as-needed consulting services in the following support areas: Economic and Technical Analytical Tools for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies; Analysis of Value Opportunities in the Renewable Heating and Cooling Sector; Financing Solutions for the Renewable Heating and Cooling Sector.

Erich Scherer
518-862-1090
Ext. 3579
02/11/2016
RFP 3214 REV Campus Challenge - Energy to Lead Competition

In October 2015, Governor Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead Competition to challenge colleges and universities to develop innovative plans for clean energy projects. The competition is part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Campus Challenge, an effort led by NYSERDA in close collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to promote clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities.

Lindsay Holle
518-862-1090
Ext. 3051
04/04/2016
RFP 3229 Reforming the Energy Vision - REV Connect

NYSERDA seeks proposals from qualified organizations to establish and operate “REV Connect,” a structure to advance New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision goals by facilitating the deployment of new technologies and business models in the New York market. REV Connect will offer a central forum for third parties to submit project ideas and receive expert guidance, feedback and facilitation, and will match ideas with customers, communities, and utilities to advance high quality REV demonstrations, non-wire alternatives and other innovative projects, while enhancing the culture of innovation in NY State.

Micah Kotch
212-971-5342
Ext. 3080
03/10/2016