LIFE Steering Committee
The LIFE program and its initiatives are guided by the LIFE Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is chaired by a representative of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and is comprised of member organizations that represent community-based organizations, electric and gas utilities, state and local government, and weatherization agencies. Administrative support and management of the LIFE program is provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), a not-for-profit membership, training and technical services organization, is committed to the principle of using energy efficiency to maintain affordable and healthy housing for low and moderate-income families and communities.
Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, anti-poverty organization dedicated to helping people and changing lives. They provide opportunities that empower people of their community to bring about social and personal change. By focusing on strengths, they promote self-effectiveness, dignity, and hope.
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 367,000 customers in eight counties of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley, and delivering natural gas and electricity in a 2,600-square-mile service territory that extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the Capital District at Albany.
The Community Power Network of NYS (CPN) is a social enterprise devoted to the resilience of families and communities. Based in the southern Adirondacks, CPN is especially dedicated to resources that strengthen low-income households, support the integrity of rural places, and encourage creative solutions that build community.
Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $26 billion in assets. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., is a regulated utility, one of the subsidiaries of Consolidated Edison, Inc., providing energy services in New York City and Westchester County to more than 3 million electric customers, more than 1 million gas customers, and approximately 1,800 steam customers.
HeartShare Human Services of New York is a nonprofit human services agency dedicated to improving the lives of people in need of special services and support. HeartShare helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives through a commitment to serving the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation The utility segment, which represents the operations of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, sells or transports natural gas to more than 700,000 customers in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Major areas served include Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown in New York, and Erie and Sharon in Pennsylvania.
In New York, National Grid delivers electricity to 1.6 million customers and natural gas to 569,000 customers. Its New York headquarters are located in Syracuse. National Grid's core US business is the delivery of electricity and natural gas.
The New York Power Authority powers the economic growth and competitiveness of New York State by providing customers with low-cost, clean, reliable power and the innovative energy infrastructure and services they value.
The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) was created in 1987 to provide New York State Community Action Agencies with information, professional development, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of agencies to serve as effective, responsive community resources. Additionally, NYSCAA serves the collective interests of its members through statewide legislative advocacy, information exchange, capacity-building, peer support, networking, recognition, and information technology services. New York State has 50 Community Action Agencies, all of which are NYSCAA members.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service is to ensure safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, at just and reasonable rates. The Department seeks to stimulate innovation, strategic infrastructure investment, consumer awareness, competitive markets where feasible, and the use of resources in an efficient and environmentally sound manner.
The New York State Department of State (DOS) defends the public's safety, protects and develops a sustainable environment, strengthens local communities, and serves the business community.
New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, serves 877,000 electricity customers and 261,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company with more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing innovative energy solutions since 1975.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), Their mission is to make New York State a better place to live by supporting community efforts to preserve and expand affordable housing, home ownership and economic opportunities, and by providing equal access to safe, decent, and affordable housing.
It is the mission of the New York State Office for the Aging (OFA) to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.
With its role in New York State government, the mission of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is to promote greater self-sufficiency of the State's residents through the efficient delivery of temporary and transitional assistance, disability assistance, and the collection of child support.
The New York State Weatherization Directors' Association (NYSWDA) is committed to developing new opportunities in support of its' membership, linking sound public policy with the concepts of energy conservation and economic self sufficiency, resulting in safe, healthy and affordable housing for low income families in New York State.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., is an electric and gas utility headquartered in Pearl River, New York. O&R and its two utility subsidiaries, Rockland Electric Company and Pike County Light & Power Co., serve a population of over 700,000 in seven counties in New York, northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania.
PSEG Long Island is committed to building an industry leading electric company dedicated to providing the people of Long Island and The Rockaways with exceptional customer service, best-in-class reliability and storm response, and a strong level of involvement in the communities in which its employees live and work. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company, and operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract.
Public Utility Law Project of New York State (PULP) - PULP's mission is to educate the public about its legal rights as utility consumers; engage in research and advocacy; and provide legal representation for low-income utility consumers in electric, natural gas, telephone, and other utility related matters. PULP also publishes a utility law manual as a guide for advocates on utility and energy law issues, and conduct training on preventing utility terminations and the rights of utility consumers.
Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc. (RECAP) is a private not for profit established in 1965 and is the designated anti-poverty agency in Orange County. RECAP provides housing, Head Start, energy services, workforce development and training, residential and non-residential addiction support services, Fresh Start Cafe and parole re-entry. Part of the Energy Initiatives Program, the Orange County Fuel Fund, provides payments to home heating providers to help families overcome short-term financial hardships. Also available are energy saving workshops, case management, weatherization, and referrals to energy provider rebates. Staff enhance energy awareness through community outreach and strong relationships with local utility companies.
Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) is a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, serves 368,000 electricity customers and 305,000 natural gas customers in a nine-county region centered on the City of Rochester. Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company with more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company.
Solix, Inc. provides expert business process outsourcing services - the right people, processes, technology and compliance programs - to help customers make fast, accurate eligibility decisions, enhance program integrity and efficiency and improve customer communications. The four principles that guide Solix everyday are customers, processes, people, and financials.