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Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs

CONTINUOUS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
Multifamily Performance Program

An opportunity for businesses providing energy efficiency services to multifamily buildings to participate in NYSERDA's "Multifamily Performance Program". Caroline Reuss
518-862-1090
Ext. 3560
Continuous
New York Products Program

Seeks retail, distribution and manufacturing partners that sell residential ENERGY STAR® qualified and other program qualified energy-efficient products in New York State, to assist in promoting energy efficiency, and awareness and sales of these products. Benefits include: product price reductions and cooperative advertising support; custom promotional opportunities; point-of-purchase materials; and more. Kerry Hogan
518-862-1090
Ext. 3509
Continuous
PON 2758 Gas Station Back-Up Power Program

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
855-323-3030
Continuous
RFP 1 Clean Energy Financing Arrangements

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

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

*Updated September 11, 2012: Natural gas incentives now available*

*Updated April 8, 2013: Pre-Qualified LED incentives now available*

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Existing Facilities Program offers incentives for a variety of energy projects including Pre-Qualified Measures and Performance-Based Incentives. Eric Mazzone
518-862-1090
Ext. 3371

Andrew Tighe
518-862-1090
Ext. 3515
12/31/2015
or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
PON 1601 - New Construction Program

$90,981,268 is available through this PON to conduct technical assessments of energy efficiency improvements in building designs and to offset a portion of the incremental capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment in these buildings to reduce energy consumption. Additional incentives and services are offered for buildings that achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) or New York Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NY-CHPS) certification. Applications will be accepted beginning January 4, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. E. Stephen Finkle
518-862-1090
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.
12/30/2015
PON 1746 - FlexTech Program

 The FlexTech Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1746 seeks customers interested in receiving cost-shared analysis of energy efficiency technical evaluations, process improvement analysis, energy master plans, retrocommissioning, and development of peak-load curtailment plans (PLCPs) of their existing facilities as well as combined heat & power (CHP) feasibility studies for implementation within existing facilities. Applications will be accepted beginning through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.

Joanna Moore
518-862-1090
Ext. 3220
12/31/2015
PON 1896 New York State Clean Air School Bus Program Round 3

Revised 1/16/14
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications for the New York State Clean Air School Bus Program, Round 3 (the Program). Applicants can apply for a project grant to have their currently operating school buses retrofitted with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or California Air Resource Board (CARB)-certified/verified, emission-reducing technology or New York State Department of Transportation-approved diesel fuel-fired coolant heaters that provide supplemental heat for preheating the engine coolant and passenger compartment. Emission-reducing technologies include oxidation catalysts, crank-case ventilation filters, flow-through filters, and particulate traps or filters and NOx controls. Applicants can also apply for a project grant to support the purchase of an alternative fuel bus. Eligible applicants include municipalities, school districts, private contractors, and State agencies, departments, and public authorities. Adam Ruder
518-862-1090
Ext. 3411
12/30/2014
PON 2033 - Clean Energy On-the-Job Training

Revised 12/13/2013
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals to advance the goals of the Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) and the System Benefits Charge (SBC) Programs by developing a workforce equipped to implement energy efficiency, weatherization, green building principles, renewable energy and advanced technology system design and installation. NYSERDA’s Workforce Development initiatives are designed to advance the skills of new and existing workers, provide job-related experience, and connect new workers to employers.
Rebecca Hughes
518-862-1090
Ext. 3618
12/31/2014
PON 2112 - Solar PV Program Financial Incentives

Revised: Effective 2/03/2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives for the installation by Eligible Installers of new grid-connected Solar Electric or Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 25kW or less for residential, and 200 kW or less for commercial sites. Funding for the Solar Electric Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard. Incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and PV incentive applications will be accepted through December 31, 2015, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Total Incentives available are subject to revision.

NYSERDA now offers two low-interest rate financing options for Solar PV Systems existing residential buildings with four or fewer dwelling units.

Frank Mace
518-862-1090
Ext. 3433
12/31/2015
PON 2149 - Solar Thermal Incentive Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from qualified Solar Thermal (ST) installers for eligibility in a financial incentive program for approved Solar Thermal systems installed for eligible New York State customers. Solar Thermal system installers and dealers are required to submit applications to become eligible installers. Installers can apply for eligibility at any time while the program is open. Eligible installers can then apply for financial incentives for approved Solar Thermal end-use systems meeting the requirements of this Program. Marci Brunner
518-862-1090
Ext. 3415
12/31/2015
PON 2157 - RPS Customer-Sited Tier Fuel Cell Program - Large 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 $1 million available for fuel cell systems rated larger than 25 kW. Scott Larsen
518-862-1090
Ext. 3208

Edward Kear
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
12/31/2015
*Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis or until all funding has been fully committed, whichever comes first.
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
12/31/2015
*Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis or until all funding has been fully committed, whichever comes first.
PON 2290 The BioFuel Station Initiative Driving Energy Independence for the Empire State

The objective of The Bio-Fuel Station Initiative: Driving Energy Independence for the Empire State, is to increase the number of retail E85 and B20 Biodiesel service stations selling these fuels to the general public in New York State through a comprehensive approach. This PON solicits applications for funds to purchase and install equipment to store and dispense E85 Ethanol and B20 Biodiesel (Biofuels). It is estimated approximately 300 new retail E85 Ethanol and/or B20 Biodiesel fueling stations will be opened as a result of this initiative. Patrick Bolton
518-862-1090
Ext. 3322
07/05/2015
PON 2293 - Green Job Green New York Small Business / Not-for-Profit Energy Efficiency Financing Program

*Revised 6/21/12 *
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites Lenders to partner with NYSERDA to offer Green Jobs / Green New York (GJGNY) Financing Products for Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits who seek low-interest rate financing to implement recommended energy efficiency improvements. GJGNY Financing Products are available to all New York State electric and natural gas utility customers who meet the eligibility requirements described herein. GJGNY Program Questions
1-866-NYSERDA
07/30/2014
PON 2309 - Low-rise Residential New Construction

Revised 10/04/13
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Low-rise Residential New Construction Programs (Programs) incorporate the New York ENERGY STAR® Homes Program (inclusive of the market-rate and affordable components) as well as NYSERDA’s offer of eligibility for certain gut rehabilitation projects to participate and receive the alternative New York Energy $martSM designation. These Programs are designed and intended to encourage the construction of single-family homes and low-rise residential dwelling units which operate more energy efficiently, are more durable, and provide a healthier environment for their occupants than would otherwise be achieved. Patrick Fitzgerald
518-862-1090
Ext. 3385
12/31/2015
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 December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. On-Site Wind
1-866-NYSERDA reference PON 2439
12/31/2015
PON 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

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
12/31/2015
PON 2458 NY-BEST Bench to Prototype Solicitation

This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2458 seeks proposals to transition new energy storage technologies with proven technical feasibility to a working prototype. Eligible technologies are energy storage technologies that utilize electrical or electrochemical processes and include batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and related components that integrate these technologies into complete systems. Awards are intended to support technologies at Technology Readiness Level (“TRL”) 3 or above, as defined in this solicitation and proposed work should help transition the technology toward TRL 6 and eventual commercialization. Jason Doling
518-862-1090
Ext. 3558

Jennifer Harvey
518-862-1090
Ext. 3264

Richard Drake
518-862-1090
Ext. 3258
5/21/2012

11/27/2012

9/16/2013

4/7/2014

11/03/2014

PON 2458 is being revised and will be reissued shortly. The April 7, 2014 due date will be extended until early May.
PON 2568 CHP Acceleration Program

*Revised 08/29/13*
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 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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3271

Anthony Abate
518-862-1090
Ext. 3522

Gregory A. Pedrick
518-862-1090
Ext. 3378

Bob Carver
518-862-1090
Ext. 3242
Round 1
1/22/2013

Round 2
6/4/2013

Round 3
12/03/2013

Round 4
6/4/2014

Round 5
12/03/2014

Round 6
06/04/2015
PON 2689 - Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization for the Commercial/Institutional Sector

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
518-862-1090
Ext. 3358
12/31/2016
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 2721 Cleaner Greener Communities

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

09/30/2014
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
12/15/2015
PON 2841 Workforce Development and Training for Renewable Energy and Advanced Technologies

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals for training to support installation and operation of renewable energy (RE) systems and advanced or emerging energy technologies (AT) in the State. Vicki Colello
518-862-1090
Ext. 3273
Round 1
03/19/2014

Round 2
06/16/2014
PON 2846 Innovations in Data Center, Information and Communications Technology Energy Efficiency

NYSERDA seeks proposals for research, product development and demonstration projects of energy efficiency innovations for data center and enterprise information and communications technology (ICT). The objective of this solicitation is to overcome barriers and speed the technical/market readiness of promising early-stage technologies and techniques that can improve energy efficiency in data centers and ICT used by NYS businesses. This solicitation is not intended to support residential or consumer ICT. Innovations and projects proposed to this solicitation must aim to improve efficiency, reduce green house gas emissions and strengthen NYS’s industries that use ICT. This solicitation also seeks proposals for demonstration of an Advanced Concept Data Center that present holistic combinations of energy efficient innovations at scale that could prove disruptive to normal data center energy consumption. Anthony Abate
518-862-1090
Ext. 3522
Round 1
2/11/2014

Round 2
9/24/2014

Round 3
04/01/2015
PON 2858 Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Process Innovation and Market Transformation

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites proposals for projects that develop, demonstrate or commercialize innovative radiation (rad)-cure technologies, comprising ultraviolet (UV), visible light and/or electron beam (EB), that provide an energy benefit to a manufacturing process in New York State. This PON is NOT limited to facilities that pay the System Benefits Charge (SBC) Scott Larsen
518-862-1090
Ext. 3208
04/30/2014

10/15/2014
PON 2870 New York State Acid Deposition and Mercury: Data Development and Publication Pilot

NYSERDA’s Environmental Research Program (the “Program”) seeks to increase the understanding and awareness of the environmental impacts of energy choices and emerging energy options, and to provide a scientific, technical foundation for formulating effective, equitable, energy-related environmental policies and resource management practices. Greg Lampman
518-862-1090
Ext. 3372
12/30/2016
PON 2881 Institutionalizing Integrated Solutions Supporting Accessible Multimodal Transportation

In partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals that have the potential to reduce the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the existing multi-modal transportation system in New York State. Total available funding is $3,000,000. All, or none, of the available funding may be awarded. Joseph Tario
518-862-1090
Ext. 3215
05/29/2014
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