EmPower New York


EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. Nearly 160,000 of your neighbors are saving energy and saving money with EmPower New York — without spending a dime. Whether you own your home or rent, a participating contractor [XLS] will be assigned to you to assess if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

  • Home energy assessment to identify areas of possible energy improvements
  • Tips on how to save energy
  • Installation of high-efficiency lighting
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Replacement of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • A monthly electric bill credit of between $5-$15 from community solar.

Get Started

First, find out if you are income-eligible. Then, you can choose one of these three ways to apply:

Please return application via one of the following methods. Please be aware the application may contain sensitive information. Emails that are not encrypted can be intercepted during transmission; email at your own risk.

  1. Mail: EmPower New York 2 Wall Street Albany, NY 12205
  2. Email: Applications.Residential@nyserda.ny.gov

Heat Pump Demonstration Study

NYSERDA wants to better understand the impacts on energy costs from installing heat pumps in single-family homes through real-world projects. Heat pumps provide a more comfortable, affordable and healthier living space for many families heading into the cold winter season. We are working with EmPower and Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractors to install heat pumps and collect data on energy costs to help develop best practices for increased heat pump adoption in income eligible households across the state. To learn more, contact your Community Energy Advisors.


Your assessment and services are provided by a certified contractor so you know that they’re applying the latest knowledge and technology to energy efficiency in your home. The contractor can make the upgrades too.

  • Learn more about what to expect when you participate in EmPower New York
  • The Konstanty family in Gasport, NY, participated in EmPower New York. Read about their experience [PDF]
  • Landlords can encourage income-eligible tenants to apply. Download information for landlords [PDF]