Strategic Energy Management Program

Strategic energy management (SEM) is a framework for aligning energy efficiency with business practices. Instead of managing energy saving projects one by one, SEM gives you the tools to manage energy in a coordinated and strategic way across your organization—helping your business increase profitability, create a competitive advantage, and achieve greater resiliency.

NYSERDA is offering two training options that teach businesses how to establish and implement SEM. From this training, participants will learn to:

  • Collect, measure, and track energy use information to help inform strategic business decisions
  • Continuously measure and improve energy performance
  • Empower and motivate workforces to contribute to energy strategy and goals

How You Benefit

  • Profitability. Reduce overhead costs and production downtime.
  • Risk Mitigation. Increase resiliency to energy price volatility and outages.
  • Competitive Advantage. Differentiate yourself in the market as a sustainability leader.
  • Employee Satisfaction. Improve workforce retention and talent acquisition.
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction. Contribute to a cleaner environment.

Training Options

Self-serve Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

Self-serve SEM is a remote-learning training program that features one-on-one technical support and guidance to facilitate the adoption of SEM. Self-serve SEM helps facilities identify low and no cost ways to reduce their energy consumption in the short term, with strategies for maintaining the cost-reduction business practices long term. This program focuses on flexible, practical solutions for reducing energy costs within the recognizable framework of continuous improvement.

Eligible participants include New York State Commercial and Industrial facilities that are New York State electricity customers who pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) through their electric utility company.

How to Apply:

A Self-serve SEM applicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. must be submitted to energymanagement@nyserda.ny.gov, consisting of the following documentation:

  1. Current, complete electric utility bill documenting payment into SBC
  2. Self-serve SEM Application

Virtual Treasure Hunts

Virtual Treasure Hunts use a virtual energy audit approach that leverages on-site staff, supported remotely by skilled energy auditors, to identify energy saving opportunities, prioritize findings, and calculate the potential savings.

Eligible participants include New York State Commercial and Industrial facilities that are New York State electricity customers who pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) through their electric utility company.

How to Apply:

A virtual treasure hunt applicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. must be submitted to energymanagement@nyserda.ny.gov, consisting of the following documentation:

  1. Current, complete electric utility bill documenting payment into SBC
  2. Virtual Treasure Hunt Application

Questions?

Questions can be emailed to energymanagement@nyserda.ny.gov.