Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program

Completing an energy study of your building can help you identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy costs and incorporate clean energy into your capital planning. The FlexTech program shares the cost to produce an objective, site-specific, and targeted study on how best to implement clean energy and/or energy efficiency technologies. A NYSERDA FlexTech Consultant will work with you to complete the energy study. 

Eligible Facilities

All commercial and industrial facilities in New York State that pay into the electric System Benefits Charge (SBC) are eligible to receive assistance.

Multifamily facilities in New York State that contribute to the SBC on their electric utility bill may be eligible for Combined Heat and Power, Energy Storage, and Clean Heating and Cooling systems studies.

Small Businesses and Not-For-Profits may be eligible for a subsidized Green Jobs Green New York Energy Study.

How to Apply

If you’re not sure how to get started, email us at FlexTech@nyserda.ny.gov. Tell us about your project and we’ll guide you through the two steps needed to prepare an application:

  1. Submit a FlexTech application, along with a scope of work & budget to FlexTech@nyserda.ny.gov.

    For more information on what to include in a scope of work and to access the FlexTech application, please refer to the FlexTech funding opportunity.

  2. The FlexTech program also uses the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), a statewide process that allows customers to apply for multiple programs from various agencies with one application. Register or log-in here to submit your CFA.

You can always email FlexTech@nyserda.ny.gov at any point with questions.

Learn More

By sharing the costs of a FlexTech study, the FlexTech Progam can help you make better investment decisions on your energy projects. It can help you determine:

  • If a clean energy project is right for you
  • How to reduce your energy bills
  • The payback on potential energy-related building upgrades
  • How to develop a capital plan that includes clean energy components

Eligible study areas can include:

  • Energy efficiency technical analyses
  • Investigation of an advanced technology or system
  • Creation of a long-term energy plan
  • Investigation of deep energy savings
  • Addressing energy as a component of process efficiency improvements through Engineer-on-Demand (for companies engaged in Lean, 6-Sigma, Total Quality Management or other continuous improvement activities)
  • Investigation of Clean Heating and Cooling Systems including Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Variable Refrigerant Flow, and Solar Heating and Cooling 
  • Investigation of distributed energy resources
  • Use of simulation or infrastructure management tools to investigate energy saving opportunities in data centers

Read the FlexTech funding opportunity for more details.

Find a FlexTech Consultant

NYSERDA FlexTech Consultants are firms under contract with NYSERDA that provide a range of energy services across New York State. Facility owners interested in participating in the FlexTech Program may work with a FlexTech Consultant or an independent service provider.

Find a FlexTech Consultant to help you with your specific energy study needs.

Become a FlexTech Consultant

Interested in helping New York companies across sectors make better energy decisions? Become a FlexTech consultant.

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

If you have questions about a project, your eligibility, or the application process, e-mail us at flextech@nyserda.ny.gov