All Programs

NYSERDA offers a wide range of programs to help residents and businesses across New York State.

Advanced Submetering Program

Supports the conversion of multifamily building systems with a master meter to advanced submeters, where every unit is metered and residents pay for the energy that they use in their individual units.

Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program

Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers in New York State for identifying and implementing electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures. Farms and on-farm producers include but are not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.

Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers income-qualified homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Buildings Research and Development Program

Promotes the development and use of technologies that make buildings more efficient, increase load flexibility, and include renewable energy sources. The program supports components of building energy use (envelope, space conditioning, ventilation, hot water, and lighting technologies); whole building design integration; energy use monitoring and control automation; advanced building materials; and new, retrofit, and manufactured construction methods.

Clean Energy Certifications and Accreditation Program

Supports energy efficiency and renewable energy training program accreditation, solar electric company accreditation, and solar electric and solar thermal installer certifications.

Clean Power Technology Innovation

Supports the development and commercialization of cleantech power generation. The program emphasizes advances in renewable generation such as wind, solar, hydro, waste heat recovery as well as fuel cell and enabling technologies that improve power delivery reliability such as energy storage technologies.

Cleaner, Greener Communities

Encourages communities to develop and scale-up sustainability practices that reduce carbon emissions through projects and methods that increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Acceleration Program

Vendors of packaged combined heat and power (CHP) systems can prequalify systems. Packaged CHP systems may consist of one or more prime movers and can be from 50 kW to 1.3 MW in size.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Performance Program

Promotes 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. Provides support for installing natural-gas-fueled CHP equipment in commercial, industrial, institutional, or multifamily facilities. 

Commercial Existing Facilities Program

Works with customers to implement a comprehensive strategy to realize verified energy savings through an integrated approach to cost-effective energy efficiency measures.

Commercial New Construction Program

Provides technical assistance and support to design teams and building owners involved in building more energy-efficient structures in New York State.

Commercial/Industrial HVAC Business Partners

Provides distributors, contractors, and vendors of energy-efficient HVAC products and services with information, tools and expertise that enable them to profit from business models that deliver effective energy-saving solutions to their commercial and industrial customers.

Commercial/Industrial Lighting Business Partners

Provides distributors, contractors, and vendors of energy-efficient lighting products and services with information, tools, and expertise that enable them to profit from business models that deliver effective energy-saving solutions to their commercial and industrial customers.

Commercial/Industrial Motor Systems Business Partners

Provides distributors, contractors, and vendors of energy-efficient motors systems and services with information, tools and expertise that enable them to profit from business models that deliver effective energy-saving solutions to their commercial and industrial customers.

Demand Management Program

Helps businesses optimize energy usage, manage costs, and reduce system-coincident peak demand. This Con Edison and NYSERDA partnership provides support and technical assistance for the best energy solutions. Con Edison electric customers in New York City and Westchester are eligible.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization Program

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between industry leaders such as building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, contractors, and technology developers. Programs are available in the Residential Sector, Commercial and Institutional Sector, and Multifamily sector.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization in the Commercial/Institutional Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world commercial or industrial situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization in the Multifamily Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world multifamily-building situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization in the Residential Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world residential situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

EmPower New York

Offers no-cost energy efficiency services such as insulation, air sealing, energy-efficient light bulbs, and replacement of an inefficient refrigerator and freezer to low-income (such as HEAP-eligible) homeowners and renters.

Energy Code Training and Support Services

Provides free and low-cost training and support services to municipal code officials, design professionals, energy professionals, and members of the construction trades, all designed to improve compliance with and enforcement of the Energy Code. 

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program

Guides early-stage companies through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering, and board management. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are seasoned executives that share experience, skills, and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.

FlexTech

Offers a wide range of flexible, cost-shared technical services to help businesses operating in New York State make intelligent energy decisions. A dedicated team of engineers, technology experts, and energy consultants works with customers to create a customized assessment that identifies specific opportunities for reducing energy consumption and costs.

Fuel Cell Programs

Supports the installation of fuel cells for businesses, hospitals, multifamily buildings, and other large power consumers. Fuel cells convert natural gas to a hydrogen-rich fuel that is combined with atmospheric oxygen in an electrochemical process to produce electricity, heat, and water. Fuel cells emit significantly less carbon dioxide than conventional combustion engines. They give off virtually none of the harmful pollutants associated with burning fossil fuels.

Gas Station Back-Up Power Program

Offers support to help retail gas stations that are required to improve their back-up power capacity so they can remain open during major storms. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Fuel NY initiative strives to ensure that that New Yorkers including first responders and emergency personnel have access to gasoline before and after a severe storm or other major weather event.

Green Jobs - Green New York Multifamily Building Financing Program

Supports efforts of building developers, owners, and facility managers to improve energy efficiency of any existing residential buildings of five units or more, including gut-rehab projects and market-rate and affordable housing.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Offers a range of programs designed to help New York State residents reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Low-Rise

Offers owners of duplexes, row housing, and other multi-unit residential buildings a comprehensive, whole-building approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort of their buildings while helping to lower energy bills. Energy assessments and upgrades are conducted by a participating Home Performance contractor recognized by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as a GoldStar Contractor. Multi-unit dwellings with income-qualified tenants are eligible for higher incentives to make energy improvements.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Provides support to manufacturers and data centers in New York State to implement energy and process efficiency improvements to their operations. Eligible projects include improving processes, increasing manufacturing output, improving IT efficiency, and minimizing energy use in building support systems.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program: Data Centers

Offers support to improve energy efficiency and IT productivity projects in data centers.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program: Manufacturers

Offers support to improve energy efficiency and process efficiency improvements in manufacturing.

Large Commercial Pellet Boiler Program

Supports the use and installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes as part of the Renewable Heat NY initiative. A pellet boiler heating system includes a high-efficiency, pellet-fired boiler; thermal energy storage; outdoor pellet storage; and necessary control systems.

Low-Rise Residential New Construction: Gut-Rehab

Supports renovation of an existing home or residential building, or converting an existing building or space for residential use. Support is available to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-Rise Residential New Construction: Multifamily

Supports renovation of an existing home or residential building, or converting an existing building or space for residential use. Support is available to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-Rise Residential New Construction: Net Zero

Supports the construction of homes designed to achieve net-zero energy performance. Net-zero homes are capable of producing as much energy over a year as it will need to supply the home’s energy needs, offering recurring savings and greater value to homebuyers. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes, multi-unit residential, and commercial projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-Rise Residential New Construction: New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

Supports the construction of energy-efficient New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes, offering savings and greater value to homebuyers. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes that meet the New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Multifamily Performance Partners

Recognizes quality businesses that provide energy efficiency services to multifamily buildings. Businesses must be recognized by NYSERDA to serve customers in the Multifamily Performance Program.

Multifamily Performance Program: Existing Buildings

Offers support to owners, facility managers, building developers, and condo/co op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units who want to make their existing buildings more energy-efficient.

Multifamily Performance Program: New Construction

Offers support for constructing energy-efficient, multifamily structures with five or more units to building owners and developers of multifamily buildings.

New York Products Program: Manufacturer Partners

Seeks manufacturing partners that sell residential ENERGY STAR® certified and other program qualified energy-efficient products in New York State to assist in educating consumers on energy efficiency and growing awareness and sales of these products.

New York Products Program: Retail Partners

Seeks retail partners that sell residential ENERGY STAR® certified and other program qualified energy-efficient products in New York State to assist in educating consumers on energy efficiency and growing awareness and sales of these products.

New York State Clean Air School Bus Program

Reduces the amount of air pollution that children are exposed to from school buses. The program provides support to school districts in New York State for purchasing and installing emission-reducing technology such as diesel oxidation catalysts diesel particulate filters, engine preheaters that reduce the need to idle buses on cold mornings, and alternative-fuel school buses.

New York State Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure Program (CNG for Delivery Trucks and Refuse Haulers)

Assists private New York State delivery and refuse companies in switching fleets to compressed natural gas (CNG). CNG is an ecofriendly, cost-effective fuel alternative that serves fleet needs while saving money.

NY Green Bank

State-sponsored, specialized financial entity working in partnership with the private sector to increase investments into New York’s clean energy markets, creating a more efficient, reliable, and sustainable energy system.

NY Prize Initiative

First-in-the-nation $40 million competition designed to engage communities in creating microgrids and other local energy networks that can function separately from the utility grid. Microgrids can provide vital public services and power to residential customers and critical operators such as hospitals, first responders, and water treatment facilities. New York communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and electric utilities can advance plans to generate and distribute power locally to reduce costs and promote clean energy, reliability, and resiliency through community-based microgrids.

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Accelerates the market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.

NY-Sun (Solar Electric)

Multifaceted approach aims to lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by increasing solar power capacity and the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Public-private partnerships help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry. In addition to the Solar Electric Program, NY-Sun also includes training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting, customer aggregation, and consumer education.

On-Bill Recovery Financing Program

Allows loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid through energy savings on the customer’s electric and gas utility bill.

Portable Emergency Generator Program

Offers support to help retail gas stations in designated strategic locations that want to improve their back-up power capacity so they can remain open during major storms. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Fuel NY initiative strives to ensure that that New Yorkers including first responders and emergency personnel have access to gasoline before and after a severe storm or other major weather event.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the use of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes and commercial buildings. This initiative encourages quicker development of the industry, raises consumer awareness, supports the development of New York-based advanced technology heating products, and develops local sustainable heating markets that use biomass as fuel.

Renewable Portfolio Standard Main Tier

Supports multiple, large-scale renewable energy generation. Technologies include landfill gas, biomass, hydroelectric, and wind.

Residential Pellet Stove Program

Supports the use and installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes as part of the Renewable Heat NY initiative. Because the stoves are more efficient, they burn less fuel, and often save homeowners money.

Small Commercial Energy Assessments

Offers free energy assessments for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to help them identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and recommend improvements to reduce energy costs.

Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing

Works with lenders statewide to provide eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organizations with access to low-interest energy efficiency project financing.

Small Wind Turbine Program

Increases the amount of clean, renewable energy that is generated in New York State by providing support for installing on-site wind turbines of up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.

Solar Thermal (Hot Water) Program

Provides support for solar thermal technology, which harnesses the power of the sun to provide solar thermal energy for preheating domestic hot water.