Agriculture Energy Audit Program


NYSERDA offers technical assistance to identify energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: dairies, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg. NYSERDA will assign Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program Consultants to perform energy audits for eligible farms.

Who Can Apply

Farms must be customers of a New York State investor-owned electric utility and pay the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Please check your farm’s current utility bills.

How it Works

You can request the level of energy audit that best fits your farm’s needs. NYSERDA will assign a Flexible Technical Assistance Consultant to visit your farm and perform an energy audit at no cost to you.

Level Audit Activities Type of Report that the Farm Receives
Comprehensive Detailed energy audit Energy audit report with calculated evaluations of appropriate energy efficiency measures including simple payback; meets ANSI/ASABE S612 standards
Targeted Energy audit focused on specific systems, energy efficiency measures, or renewable energy System-specific energy analysis report

$3,500,000 is available to fund audits. NYSERDA reserves the right to extend and/or adjust funding for audits should other program funding sources become available.

How to Apply

Download, complete, and submit the Agriculture Energy Audit application [PDF].  You can submit your application vial email to or mail your application to:

Attn: Agriculture Energy Audit Program Administrator
17 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-6399


Program Representative