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NYSERDA has several programs that help you lower your home or business’s energy bills, reduce your environmental impact, and/or support clean energy and transportation in New York State.


Attracts entrepreneurs and resources from around the globe to build clean energy businesses and create jobs in the 8 counties that make up New York State's Southern Tier Region.

Advanced Buildings Program

Develops energy-efficient, building-related technology, including next-generation HVAC and smart building technologies, and business models for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.

Agriculture Energy Audit Program

Provides assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures including but 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 of Excellence

Buildings of Excellence recognizes eligible architects and developers whose projects simulate the design, construction, and operation of very low or zero carbon emitting buildings.

Build-Ready Program

Advances large-scale renewable energy projects by identifying sites that are consistent with the State’s permitting standards and are made build-ready for private renewable energy developers to construct and operate projects at these sites.

Business Energy Pro

Provides compensation to service providers, over a period of time, for measured energy efficiency accruing from a large portfolio of homes and businesses that undergo energy efficiency upgrades and operational improvements.

Charge NY

Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars - Open to New York State residents, Charge NY’s Drive Clean Rebate offers a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new plug-in electric car. Includes charging station information for residents, businesses, work places and multifamily buildings.

Clean Energy Action Plan

Provides relief to businesses and residents affected by a natural gas constraint.

Clean Energy Communities Program

Recognizes and rewards village, town, city, and county governments in New York State for implementing clean energy actions to save taxpayer dollars, create jobs, and improve the environment.

Clean Energy Siting for Local Governments

Assists local governments with siting clean energy projects in their jurisdictions by working with them to implement best practices.

Clean Energy Standard

Aims to fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution and ensure a diverse and reliable low carbon energy supply by requiring that 70 percent of New York's electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Clean Energy Workforce Development

Supports a broad range of renewable energy and energy efficiency education and training programs for new and existing staff, aimed at creating an experienced workforce to support New York State’s growing clean energy economy.

Clean Heating and Cooling Communities

Support for communities to increase customer awareness of CH&C technologies, reduce installed costs, and jump-start the market by implementing multi-year campaigns consisting of community-based outreach and education focused on CH&C.

Clean Transportation Program

Supports the development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

n 2019, New York passed the nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) to empower every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work, and in their communities.

Comfort Home Program

This pilot program available in select markets helps homeowners save money and improve a home’s comfort year-round with “seal and insulate” packages. This program makes it easy to make smart investments for a more efficient home now and more affordable clean heating options in the future.

Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Carbon Challenge

Supports capital investments by large energy customers to reduce carbon through energy efficiency, distributed energy, and other clean energy actions.

Commercial New Construction Program

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

Commercial Programs

Programs to help companies from any sector increase efficiency and improve their bottom lines.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Offers guidance to municipalities adopting Commercial PACE financing.

Commercial Tenant Program

Supports energy efficiency in commercial tenant spaces in New York State. Tenants and landlords can work with consultants to identify energy saving opportunities at any point of the lease lifecycle: from space selection and goal setting, to design and construction, occupancy and operations.

Community Energy Engagement Program

Offers locally based energy awareness and education for residents, small businesses, and multifamily building owners, with a focus on low-to-moderate-income households and communities. Community Energy Advisers will help community members of all income levels lower their energy costs and increase deployment of distributed energy resources by increasing the amount and diversity of funding and financing being invested in clean energy projects.

Contractor Delivery Channel - Become a Contractor

Find out if your company can qualify and benefit from delivering NYSERDA programs. NYSERDA works with various partners and contractors to offer solutions that can help reduce energy usage and costs for residents, businesses, institutions, and municipal and nonprofit organizations in New York State. Participation requirements vary by program.

Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars

Offers a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new plug-in electric car.

Empire Building Challenge

Supports replicable and scalable retrofit approaches to achieving low carbon in existing tall buildings. The Empire Building Challenge (EBC) is a public-private partnership between NYSERDA and leading commercial and multifamily real estate portfolio owners, developers, and occupants.

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 Audit Programs

A residential energy audit is a review of a home’s energy performance, including an assessment of both the home’s energy features and the household’s energy consumption patterns. Home energy audits identify how efficiently your home is operating and where your home is wasting energy.

Energy Codes: Training, Support Services and Stretch Codes

NYSERDA provides training and support services to code enforcement officials, design professionals, energy professionals and the construction trades to improve compliance with and enforcement of the Energy Code. In addition, NYSERDA supports energy code advancement by encouraging the voluntary local adoption of a more stringent “stretch” energy code.

Energy Storage

Offers funding and technical support to building owners, municipalities, energy storage developers, contractors, and integrators for installing energy storage technologies.

Energy Study Aggregation Program

Explores innovative and streamlined approaches for providing objective energy efficiency studies for commercial properties.

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.

Environmental Research Program

Supports monitoring and assessment of environmental conditions, informs policy, and fosters technological innovation related to energy use and production.

Flexible Technical Assistance Program

Offers cost-shared technical services to help businesses operating in New York State make smart 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.

Green Jobs Green New York Energy Studies

Offers subsidized energy studies to eligible small businesses and not-for-profits to help identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Aims to help New York State residents reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills. No cost energy audits and financing options are available. Incentives are available to income-eligible households through Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® which provides a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money. EmPower New York provides free energy efficiency upgrades at no-cost to income eligible households.

Industrial Programs

Programs help facilities in any sector increase efficiency to help meet their bottom lines.

Innovative Market Strategies

Provides funding for emerging clean energy solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and affordability and equity to bring clean energy adoption to scale in New York State.

Loan Loss Reserve Program

Provides loan loss portfolio coverage to private lenders and finance providers for lending in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.

Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)

Brings together organizations and individuals committed to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing low-income New Yorkers as they seek safe, affordable, and reliable energy.

Low-to-moderate Income Programs

Programs to help income-eligible New Yorkers and rental property owners save money and energy.

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Hardware Scale-up

Helps startups overcome obstacles to manufacturing cleantech products in New York State.

Multifamily Performance Program for Existing Buildings

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

Net Zero Energy for Economic Development

Supports the planning, design, and installation of economic development projects to operate at net zero energy or net zero carbon performance at the facility-level or community-level.

New Construction - Residential and Multifamily

Supports new construction or gut-rehab of existing spaces to provide residents with energy savings and comfort. 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, including homes designed to achieve net-zero energy performance. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS)

Records information about electricity generated, imported, and consumed within New York State. It can also issue, track, and manage energy attribute certificates and renewable energy credits (RECs).

New York State Strategic Fuel Reserve

Allows prequalified fuel distributors to access gasoline and diesel reserves and provide these fuels to emergency responders and other entities during a declared State energy emergency.

NY Green Bank

NY Green Bank is a 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

Helps communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage - through a first-in-the-nation competition.

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

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

NYS Clean Heat - Statewide Heat Pump Program

Heat pumps are a more efficient heating and cooling option that eliminate fossil fuels, can provide up to 100 percent of your heating and cooling needs, and help you save on your energy bills.

(Solar Initiative)

Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.

Offshore Wind

Supports offshore wind (OSW) energy as a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York State, especially for the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. NYSERDA is the lead agency coordinating the offshore wind opportunities in the State.

On-site Energy Manager Program

Educates industrial and commercial companies about the value of an on-site energy manager to drive energy, process, and operational improvements in their business.

P-12 Benchmarking Program

Provides free energy benchmarking services to pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (P-12) schools for up to three years. These benchmarking services provide schools with a mechanism to measure, track, and assess their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to help them better understand their energy usage and to improve energy efficiency and performance.

P-12 Schools Initiative

Provides resources and programs to help P-12 schools lower energy use and utility bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

P-12 Schools Initiative – Clean Heating and Cooling Technology Screening

Offers free Clean Heating and Cooling (CHC) Technology Screenings to eligible schools, to evaluate the installation of ground source heat pumps (GSHP), air source heat pumps (ASHP), or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems.

P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions

Provides cost-sharing and direct incentives to help reduce energy loads and assist in the conversion to carbon free fuels. Available to publicly or privately-owned pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools.

Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Program

Supports real time energy management (RTEM) system and service providers who help eligible facilities in New York State with selecting appropriate RTEM systems and offers cost-sharing incentives for installing the systems. Assistance includes an in-depth analysis of energy usage data at the site and suggestions for capital improvements.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.

Residential Financing Options

Residential Financing offers two loan options for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NY State homeowners.


Working to create new solutions to renovate multifamily buildings while achieving or approaching net-zero energy use and creating standardized and scalable processes that will improve residents’ comfort and buildings’ energy performance.

REV Campus Challenge

Recognizes and supports colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities.

REV Connect

Brings companies and New York’s electric utilities together to accelerate innovation, adopt new business models and technologies, and advance New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) goals.


Supports community-based organizations, that represent low- to moderate-income communities or environmental justice areas, to plan for, develop, and implement community-scale clean energy projects.

Small Business and Not-for-Profit Financing

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

Smart Grid Program

Supports the modernization of New York State’s electric grid through innovative technology and distributed energy resources.

Strategic Energy Management Program

Offers training to industrial facilities that are interested in optimizing energy use through a continuous improvement approach. SEM focuses on changing business practices to enable companies to reduce energy consumption and waste.

SUNY Concierge

Offers exclusive assistance to SUNY institutions to navigate and implement available energy programs and services.