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On-site Energy Manager Program

Having an empowered, on-site energy manager can help industrial manufacturing facilities actively manage their energy use and lower costs through energy efficiency and optimization of processes. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate to industrial manufacturing facilities the value of a dedicated on-site energy manager that will, with respect to energy:

  • Identify, diagnose, and prescribe areas for improvement
  • Engage in strategic planning, feasibility studies, awareness communications, data collection and reporting
  • Drive managerial and behavioral changes
  • Provide leadership and organizational continuity for implementing change
  • Account for a facility’s approach to energy efficiency and productivity improvements
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams and senior management.

How it Works

This program allows industrial manufacturing companies the opportunity to become accustomed to energy management with minimal risk by providing cost share of up to 75 percent of a contracted on-site energy manager fee for 15 months. NYSERDA will select a maximum of 15 applicants using the criteria in the solicitation [PDF]

Who Can Apply

Industrial Facilities

New York State industrial manufacturing facilities that do not currently have a dedicated energy manager on-site, have an annual total energy expenditure greater than $500,000, and who pay the electric System Benefits Charge (SBC) can apply to this program. The applicant must apply with a consultant from the NYSERDA FlexTech consultant list and identify the specific consultant who will be their on-site energy manager.

Applicants must desire to continue the on-site energy manager role after the program ends and be willing to publicly share the results and lessons learned during the project.  

Consulting Firms

Firms interested in applying to become a NYSERDA FlexTech consultant may do so through the Flexible Technical Assistance Program. Consultants must have a FlexTech contract in place to be included in an application for this program.

How to Apply

Submit Proposal OnlineNew York State industrial manufacturing facilities may apply with FlexTech consultants by mail or by submitting the proposal electronically.


Applications for the program will be accepted through March 31, 2017, until NYSERDA selects 15 sites, or until all funds are fully committed, whichever occurs first.

On-site Energy Manager Solicitation Webinar

Informational webinar to learn more about the On-Site Energy Manager Program.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:00am

Register for webinar

Past Webinars

September 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm

webinar presentation [PDF]


Wendy MacPherson, Senior Project Manager
(518) 862-1090 x3553

Stacey Sabo, Senior Project Manager
716-842-1522 x3037

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