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Statewide Initiatives

Cleaner, Greener Communities Program

The New York Cleaner, Greener Communities Program empowers regions to create more sustainable communities by funding smart growth practices.

Gas Station Back-Up Power Program

The Gas Station Back-Up Power Program was developed as a direct response to Superstorm Sandy as a part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's "Fuel NY" initiative. It includes the nation’s strongest back-up power requirements for gas stations in strategic locations to ensure that New Yorkers have access to gasoline in a severe storm or other major weather event.

Green Jobs - Green NY

Green Jobs - Green NY is a statewide program to promote energy efficiency and the installation of clean technologies to reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Heat Smart NY

By coordinating efforts, the agencies that make up the Governor's Heat Smart NY Interagency Task Force hope to simplify the process of finding assistance and unite resources under one direction and theme, Heat Smart NYLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

NY - Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium

The NY Best Consortium (NY-BEST) is a not-for-profit market-driven consortium established in 2009-10 with NYSERDA seed funding and includes over 120 startup and established companies, utilities, end users, and research institutions working to build the energy storage sector in New York State.

NY Green Bank

NY Green BankLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a state-sponsored investment fund dedicated to overcoming current obstacles in clean energy financing markets and increasing overall capital availability through various forms of financial support such as credit enhancement, project aggregation, and securitization.

NYS Smart Grid Consortium

The New York State Grid ConsortiumLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. was founded in 2008 when leaders determined that meaningful progress required the inclusion of all stakeholders to define and work toward a common vision. The Consortium represents a key public-private partnership to promote broad statewide implementation of the smart grid.

NY-Sun Initiative

The NY-Sun Initiative brings together and expands existing programs administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), to ensure a coordinated, well-funded solar energy expansion plan.

NYSERDA Economic Recovery Information

NYSERDA is providing this information as a service to help New Yorkers take advantage of the opportunities offered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. In addition to information on NYSERDA's economic recovery programs, links to related opportunities that are available through other New York State and federal agencies are provided.

On-Bill Recovery

On-Bill Recovery Financing allows energy efficiency improvements to be repaid through energy savings on the customer’s electric and gas utility bill. For more information, go to nyserda.ny.gov/on-bill.

PON 2589 New York Sun Competitive PV Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is pleased to announce the New York Sun Competitive Photovoltaic (PV) Program, an expansion of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer-Sited Tier Regional Program, to include Upstate New York. The New York Sun Competitive PV Program is part of the New York State (NYS) RPS Customer-Sited Tier Program. NYSERDA invites proposals for the installation of customer-sited PV projects in New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) load zones A through J and Renewable Biogas-fueled electric generation projects in NYISO load zones G through J. All systems must be greater than 50 kW. Complete proposals that demonstrate project viability and capability will be competitively selected based on their incentive bid in dollars per kilowatt hour ($/kWh). All Projects must be installed within eight (8) months of the award date.  For more information, go to PON 2589.

Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a policy that seeks to increase the proportion of renewable electricity used by retail customers. New York State's goal is to reach 25% by 2013.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an agreement among ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Last Updated: 04/17/2014