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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 mail to the address listed below:

EmPower New York
2 Wall Street
Albany, NY 12205


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]