NYSERDA offers assistance to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: daires, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg. Farms must be a customer of a New York State investor-owned utility and contribute to the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Please check your farm’s current utility bills.

Farms can request an energy audit. NYSERDA will assign a FlexTech Consultant to perform an energy audit at no cost for audits up to $2,500. For more complex energy audits, exceeding $2,500, cost-sharing by the applicant will be required.

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For more information, please contact Jessica Zweig at 518-862-1090 x3346 or email

Renewable Energy in Agriculture

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Encourages communities to develop and scale-up sustainability practices that reduce carbon emissions through projects and methods that increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use.


Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Acceleration

Vendors of packaged Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems can pre-qualify systems. Packaged CHP systems may consist of one or more prime movers and can be from 50 kW to 1.3 MW in size.