Business and Industry

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 they use in their individual units.

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 pre-qualify 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/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 Partner

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (IPE)

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 (IPE) - Data Centers

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

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (IPE) - Manufacturers

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

Large Commercial Pellet Boiler

Supports the use and installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes. 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: 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.

Multifamily Performance Program: Existing Buildings Component

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 Component

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

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..

NY Prize Initiative

NY Prize is a 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.

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.

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 Incentive Program

Increases the amount of clean, renewable energy that is generated in New York State by providing support for installing on-site 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.

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.

76West Clean Energy Competition

Attracts 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

Develops 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.

Advancing Agricultural Energy Technologies

Demonstrates and validates emerging clean energy technologies and practices that can provide benefits to farms

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.

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.

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 of a new plug-in electric car.

Clean Energy Action Plan

Provides relief to businesses and residents affected by a utility company nature gas moratorium.

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

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.

Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Carbon Challenge

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

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 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.

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.

Demonstration of New Business Models, Marketplace Development and Refurbishment of Existing Qualified Historically Farm-Related Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity Systems

Offers $16 million for replicable portfolio ADG projects and development of public information and resources on ADG systems. ADG systems are fueled by digester gas from manure or agricultural, food, or other wastes.

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.

Energy Storage in New York State

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

Energy Study Aggregation Program

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

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.

Fuel Cell (Stationary) Program

Stationary fuel cells can be configured to supply power to critical building loads during a failure of the power grid, providing a valuable resiliency benefit to the host site. Certain stationary fuel cells can also recover the byproduct heat from the electricity production process and repurpose it for beneficial use onsite; operating in CHP mode.

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Offers support for the installation of ground source heat pump systems at residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Funding is available only to eligible designers and installers of renewable heating and cooling systems that have been approved by NYSERDA.

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.

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Pilot Program

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 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

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.

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

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.

Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Program

Supports real time energy management (RTEM) system and service providers who help eligible commercial 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.

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.

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 Wind Turbine Program

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 5 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the nameplate rating of the wind turbine.

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.