How to Become a Clean Energy Community

Take these steps to earn New York State’s Clean Energy Community designation:

  1. Check to see if your community is already part of the Clean Energy Communities Program. If not, identify a contact person for your local government and provide the appropriate contact information, which NYSERDA will verify. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  2. Complete four of the 10 High Impact Actions
  3. Submit all necessary documentationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. as you complete each of your High Impact Actions. At least two of the actions must have been completed after August 1, 2016.
  4. NYSERDA reviews all documentation and responds via email
  5. After review and approval, NYSERDA will designate your local government as a Clean Energy Community

As a Clean Energy Community you'll be able to apply for further grants to implement additional clean energy actions. Designated Clean Energy Communities will be featured on NYSERDA's website.