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If you are a homeowner or renter looking for programs and services, see the Home and Residents page. The Funding Opportunities below are targeted towards businesses and researchers.

Technical questions should be directed to the project managers listed. The main NYSERDA phone number is toll-free 1-866-NYSERDA or local
518-862-1090. Extensions and e-mail addresses for the project managers are listed below.

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Continuous Funding Opportunities


Agriculture Energy Audit Program (PON 3846)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Agriculture Energy Audit Program offers free energy audits to identify energy efficiency measures for eligible farms, including but not limited to, dairies, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain, and poultry or egg producers.

Revision Date: 7/17/2018


Contact: Jessica Zweig
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3346

Contact: Application Assistance Questions
(800) 732-1399


Air Source Heat Pump Program (PON 3653)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made funds available to support the installation of air source heat pump (ASHP) systems in residential sites to include single-family and multifamily buildings. Funding is available to ASHP installers that have been approved by NYSERDA and have installed program-qualified ASHP systems.

Revision Date: 4/18/2019


Contact: Kerry Hogan
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3509


Bulk Energy Storage Incentive Program (PON 4139)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA’s Bulk Storage Incentive program provides financial support for new energy storage rnsystems over 5 megawatts (MW) of power measured in alternating current (AC) that provide wholesale market energy, ancillary services, and/or capacity services. Systems may be interconnected at the transmission, sub-transmission, or distribution level and may provide distribution services in addition to wholesale services. Incentive funds will be deployed through a NYSERDA-administered declining incentive. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2025.


Contact: Schuyler Matteson
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3123


Charge Ready NY (3923)

Due Date:  Continuous

Charge Ready NY (PON 3923) provides $4,000 per installed electric vehicle (EV) charging port to applicants who purchase and install qualified Level 2 EV charging equipment at New York State locations. These locations must provide public charging, workplace charging, or charging at a multi-unit dwelling (MUD). Public and private (for-profit and not-for-profit) entities may participate in the Program.

Revision Date: 3/26/2019


Contact: Dave Mc Cabe
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3281

Contact: Adam Ruder
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3411


Charge Ready NY Equipment and Network Qualification Process (3902)

Due Date:  Continuous

Establishes a list of qualified Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and networks that will be eligible for incentives under the upcoming Charge Ready NY Program (Program). Under the Program, interested site owners will be able to receive incentives for the installation of qualified charging equipment. Charging station vendors will submit applications to qualify one or more models of charging equipment. Charging network operators will submit applications to have information about their network, and which charging equipment it is compatible with, listed as part of program materials.

Revision Date: 5/21/2019


Contact: David McCabe
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3281

Contact: Adam Ruder
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3411


Clean Energy Communities Program (PON 3298)

Due Date:  Continuous

Local governments are critical partners in achieving a new energy vision for New York State. As such, municipal leaders play a critical role in affecting energy choices in their communities, both in terms of government operations, and also across homes, businesses, and community institutions. The Clean Energy Communities Program provides grants, direct technical support to communities, and recognition to local governments that demonstrate leadership in the area of clean energy.

Revision Date: 4/12/2019


Contact: Clean Energy Coordinators


Clean Energy Financing Arrangements (RFP 1)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank invites private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry participants to propose transactions involving NY Green Bank that facilitate the financing of clean energy projects in New York State, consistent with its mandate, mission and priorities in addressing financing market gaps and barriers.

Revision Date: 7/25/2018


Contact: NY Green Bank


Commercial New Construction (PON3609)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Commercial New Construction Program Opportunity Notice PON 3609 offers objective technical and financial support to building owners to effect a permanent transformation in the way buildings are designed and constructed in New York State. Technical support is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to funding availability. Financial support is formally committed at the time NYSERDA issues a written pre-approval of the financial offer.rnCustomers in areas affected by a utility natural gas moratorium may be eligible for enhanced programs in the recently announced Clean Energy Action Plan. This includes Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., (“Con Ed”) customers in Southern Westchester and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (“NYSEG”) customers in Lansing, NY. Please use the tool located at http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/ActionPlanrn to determine your eligibility.

Revision Date: 4/1/2019


Contact: Stephen Finkle
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3505

Contact: Zachary Zill
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3092


Commercial Tenant Program (PON 4072)

Due Date:  Continuous

The goal of NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program is to integrate energy efficiency in leased office spaces. This program is open to commercial office tenants and their landlords who wish to improve the efficiency of their leased office space. The Program can fund eligible technical assistance services during all phases of a tenant’s leasing cycle, including during the space selection or pre-lease phase, during project development, during project implementation, and throughout occupancy. Technical assistance is defined as a series of activities that support a tenant or landlord’s decision-making process with respect to energy efficiency. Funding, which covers the professional services fees of consultants offering the technical assistance, ranges from 50% to 100% of the technical assistance costs. The Program does not provide funding to offset the cost of installing energy efficiency measures in leased office spaces.


Contact: Sophie Cardona
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3590


Construction & Back-Leveraged Financing for Ground-Mounted Solar (RFP 7)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 7 is targeted at developers of photovoltaic (PV) solar projects selling to commercial, industrial and other institutional organizations (C&I) in New York State which plan to utilize third-party tax equity and seek back-leveraged financing for projects that: (1) generate revenue by selling net metering credits (or eqivalents) to C&I power users under applicable laws, regulations or administrative proceedings; (2) use Tier-1 Technology; (3) are in the advanced stage of development; and (4) are ground-mounted, canopy-mounted and non-residential rooftop PV solar projects.

Revision Date: 7/25/2018


Contact: NY Green Bank


Cooperative Advertising and Training for Clean Heating and Cooling Partners (PON 3694)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA has made $2 million available to support advertising, special promotions and/or events, including training, for eligible HVAC technologies. NYSERDA’s Cooperative Advertising and Training Program for Clean Heating and Cooling Partners offers incentives up to 50 percent of the total cost for educational and marketing promotion opportunities to eligible HVAC participants, such as HVAC manufacturers, HVAC distributors/vendors and HVAC installers participating in PON 3653: Air-Source Heat Pump Program, PON 3620: Ground-Source Heat Pump Rebate or Renewable Heat NY.

Revision Date: 4/24/2018


Contact: Scott Smith
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3344

Contact: Kerry Hogan
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3509


Drive Clean Rebate (PON 3405)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Drive Clean Rebate offers New York State residents a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new electric car. Eligible vehicles include all-electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, and fuel cell electric cars. Rebates are provided directly by car dealers and are taken off the purchase or lease price of the car. Car buyers do not have to apply, they simply make sure that their car dealer includes the rebate amount in their purchase. Information about the program, including a list of eligible vehicles and participating car dealers, can be found at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Drive-Clean-Rebate.rn NYS car dealers can sign up to participate at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate/Dealers.


Contact: Patrick Bolton
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3322


Efficiency & Renewables Financing Arrangements: Building & Property Owners (RFP 8)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 8 is targeted at commercial and multi-family building owners, relevant lenders and investors, and clean energy contractors/service providers focused on such properties, who seek to finance the purchase of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy assets.

Revision Date: 7/25/2018


Contact: NY Green Bank


Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD) High Performing Grid (PON 4074)

Due Date:  Continuous

Promotes the development of a high performing smart grid that accommodates a diverse supply of clean energy generation resources, enhances overall electric grid performance, and enables customers to reduce their energy costs, energy consumption, and environmental impacts. Up to $30 million is available to support research and engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects that improve the resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State. Concept papers or proposals must demonstrate significant statewide public benefits and quantify all energy, environmental and economic impacts.


Contact: Michael Razanousky
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3245

Contact: Christopher Cheng
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3436

Contact: Sumit Bose
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3130


Energy Study Aggregation Program (PON 3787)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA is soliciting applications from FlexTech Consultants with valid FlexTech agreements to demonstrate new, innovative, and streamlined approaches for delivering objective energy efficiency studies to commercial facilities. The approach (“Business Model”) must incorporate an aggregation of Participant Sites (“Aggregation Portfolio”) to achieve economies of scale by reaching a greater number of customers at a reduced cost.

Revision Date: 7/11/2018


Contact: Lindsey June
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3572


Financing for CDG Solar Projects Including Projects Paired with Energy Storage (RFP 10)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 10 is targeted at developers and/or owners of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that: (i) are in advanced stages of development; (ii) form part of the Community Distributed Generation Program; (iii) are compensated under the Value of Distributed Energy Resources Phase One Tariff; (iv) comply with all applicable provisions established under the Uniform Business Practices for Distributed Energy Resource Suppliers; (v) generate power using Tier 1 technology; (vi) earn revenue by selling volumetric or monetary credits to project members under revenue contracts; (vii) are 500 kWac to 5 MWac in size, ground-mounted, canopy-mounted or non-residential rooftop PV solar projects at a single location; and (viii) may be paired with an electrical energy storage component.

Revision Date: 10/31/2018


Contact: NY Green Bank


Flexible Energy Technical Analysis (RFQL 3685)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is issuing this solicitation to establish a pool of consulting firms qualified to provide the NYSERDA Energy and Environmental Analysis Department (EEA) with diverse technical, energy, economic, and environmental analytical capacity that can also provide support services on short notice. EA receives requests to provide research, analytic and modeling support on a range of topics, often with constrained time horizons. Access to the pool of consultants with wide-ranging high quality technical expertise established through this solicitation will augment and enhance staff expertise when called upon to undertake individual, discrete projects with firm timelines. In addition, these retained resources will also be available for all Programs throughout NYSERDA, providing technical expertise when such services are needed.

Revision Date: 5/21/2019


Contact: Alyse Peterson
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3274

Contact: Frank Ciampa
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3087


FlexTech Consultant Statewide Services (RFP 3628)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests proposals from firms interested in becoming FlexTech Consultants. FlexTech Consultants provide objective customized technical services to inform clean energy management and investment decisions. FlexTech Consultants may also be selected to provide support directly to NYSERDA on a variety of initiatives, pilots and alternative approaches to identifying opportunities for implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. FlexTech Consultants must demonstrate experience and a thorough understanding of clean energy services delivery to commercial and industrial customers in New York State. The credibility of FlexTech Consultants and the quality of technical services they deliver are essential to NYSERDA’s success.

Revision Date: 11/14/2018


Contact: Sophie Cardona
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3590


FlexTech Program (PON 1746)

Due Date:  Continuous

FlexTech provides: cost-shared energy efficiency technical analyses and strategic energy management assistance to existing facilities; cost-shared feasibility studies for distributed energy resources (DERs), which includes Traditional and Premium Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Energy Storage. For More Information visit the FlexTech Homepage.

Revision Date: 3/27/2019


Contact: FlexTech Team


Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (PON 2924)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from eligible retail motor fuel outlets (Stations) for the Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (Program). Program eligibility is limited to Stations in the downstate region affected by Section 192-h of the New York State (NYS) Agriculture and Markets Law, Alternate Generated Power Source at Retail Gasoline Outlets. Through the Program, NYSERDA may provide participating Stations with portable emergency generators and associated services during a declared energy or fuel supply emergency (Declared Emergency).

Revision Date: 5/3/2019


Contact: Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program
(855) 452-4859


Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate (PON 3620)

Due Date:  Continuous

Supports the installation of ground source heat pump systems at residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Funding is available only to eligible designers and installers of ground source heat pump systems that have been approved by NYSERDA.

Revision Date: 4/5/2019


Contact: Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Contact: Elizabeth Markham
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3386


Ignition Grants (PON 3871)

Due Date:  Continuous

To support clients of NYSERDA-sponsored incubators, the Ignition Grants initiative will make highly targeted, timely seed investments in incubator client companies that will directly impact near-term outcomes for these ventures, such as raising investment capital, securing corporate/strategic partnerships, and engaging potential customers/partners.

Revision Date: 7/12/2018


Contact: Michael Shimazu
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3478

Contact: Nicholas Querques
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3086


Improving the Efficiency of New York’s Transportation System (PON 3833)

Due Date:  Continuous

This program advances an integrated, multi-faceted, energy-efficient, and sustainable transportation system through the identification and demonstration of innovative strategies, policies, underutilized commercial technologies, and partnerships in New York State. This program supports projects that have the potential to reduce greenhouse emissions and associated energy consumption of the existing multi-modal transportation system in New York State, especially those that center on: (1) Efficient Mobility Solutions; or (2) Efficient Infrastructure, Operations, and Systems Planning.


Contact: Robyn Marquis
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3112

Contact: Adam Ruder
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3411


Industrial Strategic Energy Management (PON 3411)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from industrial facilities that are interested in participating in a fully-funded, year-long Strategic Energy Management pilot. By participating in the pilot, the industrial facility will gain access to training, coaching, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing to continuously enhance energy efficiency at their facilities.

Revision Date: 3/21/2019


Contact: Application Assistance Questions


Low-rise Residential New Construction Program (PON 3717)

Due Date:  Continuous

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Low-rise Residential New Construction Program (LR NCP) supports the achievement of increased levels of energy performance, up to and including homes or low-rise multifamily buildings that are designed and constructed to achieve net zero energy performance.

Revision Date: 4/1/2019


Contact: Lori Borowiak
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3004

Contact: Patrick Fitzgerald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3385


Multifamily Building Solutions Network (PON 3280)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from seasoned experts in building science and energy efficiency that perform energy use analyses, building performance assessments, whole building software modeling, work scope development, design document review, installation verification, and oversight of project progress. NYSERDA will qualify and approve applicants to the Network to serve multifamily building owners, managers, and developers. Approved Providers have demonstrated their ability to provide multifamily building performance services by meeting and have met the requirements of this Application. Some components of the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) require participants to work with a Provider. MPP provides incentives to building owners to help pay for multifamily retrofit projects to improve the energy efficiency of a property.


Contact: Multifamily Programs
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3019


Multifamily New Construction Program (PON 3716)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Multifamily New Construction Program offers technical support and incentives to developers of multifamily high rise new construction and gut rehabilitation projects. The multi-tiered incentive structure is intended to promote increased levels of performance, up to and inclusive of net zero energy performance.

Revision Date: 4/1/2019


Contact: Patrick Fitzgerald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3385

Contact: Zachary Zill
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3092


National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Research Solicitation (PON 4124)

Due Date:  Continuous

Develops and demonstrates technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for offshore wind in the United States. These technology innovations must have the potential to reduce costs and remove barriers to offshore wind in the United States, while supporting the growth of U.S.-based offshore wind manufacturing and the supply chain. This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) is being executed on behalf of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.

Revision Date: 5/16/2019


Contact: Richard Bourgeois
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3484

Contact: Scott Egbert
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3113

Contact: Steve Wolk
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3021


Net Zero Portfolio Support (PON 3943)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Net Zero Portfolio Support program offers assistance to large real estate portfolio owners, across all sectors, in developing performance standards and institutional mechanisms to enable the design, construction, and operation of Net Zero buildings. Entities receiving NYSERDA support must publicly commit to a Net Zero policy for future design, construction, renovation, and operation, for the whole portfolio or a clearly defined subset thereof.


Contact: Zach Zill

Contact: Pat Fitzgerald


New Construction Initiatives Support Services (RFP 3771)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA is accepting applications from firms capable of delivering energy modeling and analysis, building commissioning, third-party Quality Assurance, Measurement and Verification, Smart Building services, and advanced building facilitation and project mentorship, including, but not limited to: Passive House consulting, and Zero Net Energy consulting services.

Revision Date: 1/8/2019


Contact: Zachary Zill
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3092

Contact: Patrick Fitzgerald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3385


New York State Clean Energy Internship Program (PON 4000)

Due Date:  Continuous

Through this program, NYSERDA will provide funding to clean energy businesses interested in hiring interns to perform meaningful work in the clean energy sector. With this Program Opportunity Notice (PON), both clean energy business and interns can apply to participate in the program. NYSERDA will collect applications from both the business and potential interns and verify business eligibility to participate in the PON. Accepted businesses will select, interview and make an offer to intern candidates.

Revision Date: 10/30/2018


Contact: Angela Datri
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3515

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3206


On-site Energy Manager Pilot (PON 3701)

Due Date:  Continuous

PON 3701 seeks applications from facilities interested in participating in the On-site Energy Manager Pilot to demonstrate how a dedicated On-site Energy Manager can improve a company’s profitability by delivering energy, process, and operational improvements.

Revision Date: 11/1/2018


Contact: OnSiteEnergyManager@nyserda.ny.gov


On-the-Job Training for Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology (PON 3982)

Due Date:  Continuous

Through this program, NYSERDA will provide funding to advance the goals of the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) by developing a workforce equipped to perform jobs in energy efficiency and clean technology, including training workers with skills and credentials to design, manufacture, specify, sell/distribute, install, operate, maintain, repair, audit, and inspect clean energy technology and systems.

Revision Date: 3/21/2019


Contact: Darina Mayfield
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3672

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3206


P-12 Schools Initiative - Benchmarking Program (PON 3908)

Due Date:  Continuous

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications from schools serving Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 (P-12) in New York State to participate in a free Benchmarking Program. The goal of the program is to help schools better understand their energy usage and identify opportunities that will lower operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions while creating healthier and more productive learning environments in schools across New York State.

Revision Date: 4/17/2019


Contact: P-12 Schools


Public Transit Technology and Innovation Program (3914)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Public Transit Technology and Innovation Program seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate innovative public transportation technologies and strategies. These technologies and strategies must have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and associated energy consumption of the existing transit bus, rail, and connected intermodal transit systems in New York State.

Revision Date: 3/27/2019


Contact: Richard Mai
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3476

Contact: Adam Ruder
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3411


Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) (PON 3689)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Real Time Energy Management (“RTEM”) Program (the “Program”) seeks to achieve deep energy savings through the collection and analysis of energy usage data from buildings at a system level. To accelerate adoption of RTEM practices, the Program offers cost-share support for RTEM projects in the commercial, industrial and multifamily sectors. Applicants must be qualified as a NYSERDA RTEM Qualified Vendor to apply to this Program.

Revision Date: 4/4/2019


Contact: Alexander Jahn


Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Qualified Vendor (RFQ 3691)

Due Date:  Continuous

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications from vendors, installers, and service providers of Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) to become a RTEM Qualified Vendor. NYSERDA is seeking both RTEM System Providers (installers) and RTEM Energy Management Consultant Providers (monitoring services).

Revision Date: 5/24/2019


Contact: Alexander Jahn


Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program (PON 4112)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program provides financial incentives for new grid-connected energy storage systems up to five megawatts of alternating current (AC) connection located either with load or connected directly into the distribution system. Energy storage systems under this program must be operated primarily for electric load management or shifting electric generation to more beneficial time periods while operating in parallel with the utility grid. Eligible energy storage systems are chemical, thermal, or mechanical systems that may be installed alone or paired with another distributed energy resource technology.


Contact: Benjamin Falber
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3050


RetrofitNY Gap Funding for High-Performance Retrofit Projects (New York City) (PON 4062)

Due Date:  Continuous

Through this PON, NYSERDA will provide project funding for up to three building owners whose respective buildings have had high-performance retrofit solutions designed for them under NYSERDA’s RFP 3750. Buildings must be located inside the five boroughs of New York City and not be higher than seven stories. The goal of funding such projects is to demonstrate the efficacy of the retrofit solutions and lay the foundation for such solutions to be developed at large scale, significantly reducing their costs thereby and ultimately making the process self-financing and self-sustaining.

Revision Date: 3/29/2019


Contact: Saul Brown
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3028

Contact: Christopher Mahase
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3534


RetrofitNY Gap Funding for High-Performance Retrofit Projects (Upstate New York) (PON 4026)

Due Date:  Continuous

Through this PON, NYSERDA will provide project funding for up to three building owners whose respective buildings have had high-performance retrofit solutions designed for them under NYSERDA’s RFP 3750. Buildings must be located outside the five boroughs of New York City and not be higher than two stories. The goal of funding such projects is to demonstrate the efficacy of the retrofit solutions and lay the foundation for such solutions to be developed at large scale, significantly reducing their costs thereby and ultimately making the process self-financing and self-sustaining.

Revision Date: 3/27/2019


Contact: Saul Brown
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3028

Contact: Christopher Mahase
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3534


REV Campus Challenge Technical Assistance for Roadmaps (PON 3438)

Due Date:  Continuous

The REV Campus Challenge Technical Assistance for Roadmaps (the “Program”) supports REV Campus Challenge members by enabling them to hire a third party energy consultant to aid in the evaluation of existing energy-related conditions on campus and establish a plan for managing changing campus energy needs (“Roadmap”).

Revision Date: 5/22/2019


Contact: Lindsay Holle
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3051


Small Wind Turbine Incentive Program (PON 2439)

Due Date:  Continuous

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 5 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the nameplate rating of the wind turbine.

Revision Date: 4/1/2019


Contact: Mark Mayhew
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3319


Stationary Fuel Cell Program (PON 3841)

Due Date:  Continuous

Continuous-duty stationary fuel cells operate as ultra-clean distributed generation resources, which can relieve stress on the grid and improve reliability. NYSERDAs Stationary Fuel Cell Program PON 3841) provides financial assistance to reduce the upfront costs to install and operate fuel cells, reduce energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions, relieve strain on the electric grid, and in certain cases, provide emergency power to the host site.

Revision Date: 3/11/2019


Contact: Mark Mayhew
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3319


Strategic Energy Management Pilot: Municipal Water Resource Recovery Facilities (PON 3844)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) that are interested in participating in a fully-funded, year-long Strategic Energy Management pilot. By participating in the pilot, WRRF management and staff will gain access to training, coaching, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing to continuously enhance energy efficiency at their WRRF.

Revision Date: 3/13/2019


Contact: Kathleen O'Connor
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3422


Workforce Training - Building Operations & Maintenance (PON 3715)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA’s Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Development and Training Program seeks to reduce energy use, associated carbon emissions, and building operations costs by enhancing the skills of operations and maintenance staff and managers across the State. The Program provides employers and building owners with support to implement workforce development and training projects that create the talent development strategy, corporate culture, on-site training framework, and training tools needed to support building operations and maintenance workers beyond classroom training.


Contact: Angela Datri
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3515

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3206

Program Opportunity Notices (PON)


Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training (PON 3981)

Due Date:  12/13/2018 (Round 1);  3/13/2019 (Round 2);  5/23/2019 (Round 3);  8/6/2019 (Round 4);  10/22/2019 (Round 5);  1/23/2020 (Round 6)

Through this program, NYSERDA will provide funding to training providers across the State to ensure that New York energy efficiency and clean technology businesses have an adequate supply of new and existing workers with the necessary occupational skills, credentials and experience to participate in the clean energy economy. Projects funded through this PON are intended to develop and/or deliver training, hands-on experience and job placement assistance to ensure that new and existing workers have the skills that businesses need and to reduce the risk and expense associated with recruiting, onboarding, training, and retaining workers. Projects will also assist workers by reducing employment barriers and creating pathways to quality jobs. Preference will be given to projects that provide training and job placement services to workers with barriers to employment.

Revision Date: 5/23/2019


Contact: Vicki Colello
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3273

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3206


Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (PON 2456)

Due Date:  12/31/2019

The Industrial and Process Efficiency Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2456 offers performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers that implement cost-effective electric and fossil fuel efficiency and process improvements. This PON offers Process and Energy Efficiency incentives, as well as Operations and Maintenance Incentives.

Revision Date: 9/25/2018


Contact: Stacey Sabo
(716) 842-1522, Ext. 3037

Contact: Sean Mulderrig
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3804


NY-Sun Commercial / Industrial Incentive Program (PON 3082)

Due Date:  12/29/2023

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides performance-based incentives for the installation by Contractors of new grid-connected electric photovoltaic (PV) systems that are ranging from 750kW to 7.5MW in Upstate region. Incentives for residential sites in all regions, nonresidential sites 750kW or less in Upstate and PSEG Long Island regions, and nonresidential sites 7.5MW or less in Con Ed region are available through the NY-Sun Residential/ Nonresidential Program (PON 2112). Funding for the NY-Sun Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Clean Energy Fund (CEF) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Order Authorizing the Clean Energy Fund Framework, dated January 21, 2016. Incentives will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 29, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Incentives available are subject to change.

Revision Date: 10/30/2018


Contact: Commercial.IndustrialPV@nyserda.ny.gov


NY-Sun Residential/Nonresidential Incentive Program (PON 2112)

Due Date:  12/29/2023

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives and/or financing for the installation by Contractors and Builders of new grid-connected electric photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential sites in any region that are 25kW or less, for nonresidential sites in Upstate and PSEG Long Island regions that are up to 750kW, and for nonresidential sites in Con Ed region that are up to 7.5MW. Incentives for nonresidential sites in Upstate region that are ranging from 750kW to 7.5MW are available through the Commercial/Industrial Program (PON 3082). Funding for the NY-Sun Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Clean Energy Fund (CEF) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Order Authorizing the Clean Energy Fund Framework, dated January 21, 2016. Incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and PV project applications will be accepted through December 29, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Total incentives and/or financing available is subject to change.

Revision Date: 10/30/2018


Contact: Frank Mace
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3433


Renewable Heat NY Program (PON 3010)

Due Date:  12/31/2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from eligible contractors to participate in a financial incentive program to install approved high-efficiency, low-emission biomass heating systems for eligible residential and commercial customers.

Revision Date: 3/13/2019


Contact: Sue Dougherty
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3127

Request for Proposals (RFP)


Buildings of Excellence Competition (3928)

Due Date:  6/4/2019

The Buildings of Excellence Competition aims to accelerate the design, development, construction and operation of very low or zero carbon emitting multifamily buildings. NYSERDA seeks proposals for projects that reduce their energy consumption and per capita carbon emissions in a manner which can be replicated at scale. Selected projects are eligible to receive up to $1,000,000 in direct funding, as well as support for initiatives focused on broad marketing and public awareness.

Revision Date: 5/14/2019


Contact: Patrick Fitzgerald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3385

Contact: Matt Brown
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3336


Developing and Disseminating Energy-Related Agriculture Best Practices (4063)

Due Date:  7/17/2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking one or more teams to develop and disseminate accessible, up-to-date energy-related best practices guidance materials for New York State farmers that: identify efficient technologies, processes, and practices most pertinent to the operations of multiple agriculture sub-sectors; and describe potential financial, labor, and other impacts of technologies, processes, and practices. The energy-related best practices guidance materials will assist farms in better understanding of farm energy use, evaluating efficient technologies and practices, making sound investment decisions, and incorporating efficiency into the daily decision-making process.


Contact: Jessica Zweig
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3346

Contact: Kathleen O'Connor
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3422


Peoplesoft Support Services (RFP 4091)

Due Date:  6/7/2019

Identify professional PeopleSoft support services to lead and assist with upgrades and patching to ensure all NYSERDA PeopleSoft servers and environments meet New York State cyber security standards and policies.

Revision Date: 5/17/2019


Contact: Keith Alber
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3466


RES Purchase of New York Tier 1 Eligible Renewable Energy Certificates (RESRFP19-1)

Due Date:  6/13/2019

NYSERDA seeks to purchase Tier 1 Renewable Energy Certificates associated with electricity generated from eligible facilities that enter commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before November 30, 2021, unless extended to November 30, 2024. (refer to the RESRFP19-1 Summary for full details).

Revision Date: 5/24/2019


Contact: Doreen Harris
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3337

Contact: Abbey DeRocker
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3449

Contact: Marci Brunner
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3415

Contact: Jennifer Phelps
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3569

Contact: Bram Peterson
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3635

Contact: Jeremy Wyble
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3516