Communities

Join forces with your neighbors to green your community

Working together can help to build a more sustainable, resilient, and efficiently powered community.

Become a local powerhouse

Solar panels and wind turbine
Local energy networks called microgrids can help communities reduce costs, promote clean energy, and build reliability and resiliency into the grid. They are able to fully separate from the larger electrical grid during extreme weather events and emergencies, providing power to customers and vital public services such as hospitals, schools and wastewater treatment facilities.... MORE
The NY Prize community microgrid competition encourages innovation and community partnerships with the private sector to build new energy infrastructure with improved energy affordability and efficiency.

Get answers to your questions

CBO explaining programs

Do you have questions about how to make your home more energy efficient? Your local Community Energy Resource, one of 12 constituency-based organizations (CBOs) in New York State are prepared to help homeowners through the process of improving the energy efficiency of their home.

Share the journey

Your city, town, and other community organizations can benefit from reaching their energy efficiency goals and help the environment at the same time. These actions help reduce energy costs. They also improve the water and air quality in your neighborhood and beyond. Help to get started making energy efficient choices is available right within your community.