Business and Industry

76West Clean Energy Competition

76West is an unparalleled $20 million competition designed to attract entrepreneurs and resources from around the globe to build clean energy businesses and create jobs in the 11 counties that make up New York State's Southern Tier Region.

Advanced Buildings Program

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

Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Program

Supports transformative ideas that fall outside of other NYSERDA funding opportunities. The application process has two parts: NYSERDA must approve an applicant’s concept paper (Part 1) before an applicant can be invited to submit Part 2 of the application.

Agriculture Energy Audit Program

Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.

Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity Program

Offers funding and technical assistance for installation of anaerobic digester gas-to-electricity systems with a power generation capacity of 50 kW or greater. These systems are fueled by digester gas from manure or agricultural, food, or other wastes.

ChargeNY

Accelerates the use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by making infrastructure such as charging stations more available, easier to use, and more economically viable in New York State.

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 Standard (CES)

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 50 percent of New York's electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Combined Heat and Power Program

Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.

Commercial Implementation Assistance Program

Offers financial support to implement advanced, system-based energy efficiency, or deep energy-savings projects at commercial and institutional facilities. Facilities can apply for this funding after they have applied for assistance from their utility companies.

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

Lower energy costs benefit all businesses. These programs help companies from any sector increase efficiency to help meet their bottom lines.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Guidance document for municipalities adopting Commercial PACE financing.

Commercial Tenant Program

Supports significant energy efficiency improvements in tenant office spaces in commercial buildings in New York State. Tenants and building owners can work with architecture and engineering firms to do energy modeling and create an energy efficiency package during the lease negotiation, space design, and construction process.

Community Energy Resource

Your local Community Energy Resource is one of 12 constituency-based organizations (CBOs) in New York State that can help homeowners, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and multifamily building owners to cut energy waste, save money, and live or work more comfortably. NYSERDA’s CBO partners are dedicated to helping New Yorkers save money and live or work more comfortably.

Energy Storage Program

Engaging individuals and organizations involved in building, installing, integrating, or researching energy storage technology.

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.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Provides support to manufacturers and data centers for implementation of energy and process efficiency projects that improve processes, increase manufacturing output, improve information technology efficiency, and minimize 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.

Industrial Programs

Lower energy costs benefit all industries. These programs help facilities in any sector increase efficiency to help meet their bottom lines.

Multifamily Performance Program: Existing Buildings

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

New Construction - Residential and Multifamily

Supports new construction or gut-rehab of an existing space 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 Prize

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

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.

On-site Energy Manager Program

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

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.

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.

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 Wind Turbine Program

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size 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.

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.