Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs

If you are a homeowner or renter looking for programs and services, see the Residents and Homeowners 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


Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance (PON 3414)

Due Date:  Continuous

Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance will provide grants to address barriers to solar installations serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) households living in rental housing, multifamily buildings, or other households not served by traditional onsite residential solar. Individual awards will not exceed $200,000. Funding to proposals through this solicitation will offset costs for predevelopment and technical assistance work needed to implement solar installations for multifamily affordable housing and/or shared solar (Community Distributed Generation) installations that benefit LMI households.

Revision Date: 7/8/2020


Contact: Affordable Solar


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


Bulk Energy Storage Incentive Program (PON 4139)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA’s Bulk Storage Incentive program provides financial support for new energy storage systems 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 (PON 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: 12/10/2020


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 (RFQL 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: 5/29/2020


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

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


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: 8/23/2019


Contact: NY Green Bank


Clean Energy Training Services (RFQL 4145)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA is looking to establish a pool of contractors qualified to deliver training, develop curriculum and/or training tools, and provide market expertise and/or other services related to clean energy workforce development and training. Qualified contractors will have experience in one or more of the following categories: energy efficiency, renewable electric power generation, grid modernization and energy storage, alternative transportation, renewable fuels, or other related areas. In addition, NYSERDA also seeks contractors with experience developing certifications/credentials and reaching underserved populations who encounter barriers to accessing training and jobs in the clean energy sector.

Revision Date: 10/26/2020


Contact: Davetta Thacher
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3603

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


Commercial Tenant Program (PON 4072)

Due Date:  Continuous

The goal of NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program is to integrate energy efficiency in leased commercial spaces. This program is open to all commercial tenants and their landlords who wish to improve the efficiency of their leased spaces. 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 spaces.

Revision Date: 11/18/2020


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: 8/23/2019


Contact: NY Green Bank


Cooperative Advertising and Training for Clean Energy Partners (4482)

Due Date:  Continuous

Provides cost-sharing incentives to support advertising, special promotions and/or events, including training, for eligible clean energy technologies including cold-climate air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, energy efficiency (i.e. air sealing and insulation), and high-efficiency low-emission wood heating systems.

Revision Date: 12/14/2020


Contact: Cory Nicosia
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3622

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


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.

Revision Date: 5/29/2020


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


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: 8/23/2019


Contact: NY Green Bank


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: 9/13/2019


Contact: NY Green Bank


Financing for Energy Storage Projects (RFP 13)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 13 invites energy storage developers and other storage market participants targeting New York State energy storage projects, to propose transactions to NY Green Bank that contemplate the financing of the purchase and ownership of energy storage projects.


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: 10/2/2020


Contact: Mark Decker
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3494

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: 7/30/2020


Contact: Heather Fox
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3323


FlexTech Program (PON 4192)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program supports New York State Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily customers who pay into the Systems Benefit Charge by providing a cost-share for credible, objective technical assistance services. For more information, visit the FlexTech Homepage.

Revision Date: 12/23/2020


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: 8/22/2019


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


Loan Loss Reserve to Catalyze Clean Energy Financing in NYS Communities (PON 4378)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from entities for Loan Loss Reserve/Credit Enhancement support for financing products which support clean energy improvements in residential (1-4 unit) dwellings, small commercial (100 employees or less), not-for-profit and multifamily (5+ unit) buildings (Eligible Properties) located in New York State Communities .

Revision Date: 12/7/2020


Contact: John Joshi
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3636


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.

Revision Date: 8/22/2019


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


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

Provides funding to eligible clean energy businesses, organizations, or local municipalities/counties interested in hiring interns to perform meaningful work in the clean energy sector. Both clean energy businesses and interns can apply to participate in the program. Accepted businesses will select, interview and make an offer to intern candidates.

Revision Date: 10/26/2020


Contact: Rebecca Vance

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3392


NY-Sun Inclusive Community Solar Added Incentive (RFI 4619)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA RFI #4619 seeks to engage with stakeholders across New York State to garner feedback and insights on the design of a new Inclusive Community Solar Adder for community solar projects that serve low-to-moderate income (LMI) households and disadvantaged communities. The guiding principles of the proposed Inclusive Community Solar Adder are first and foremost, to refocus the community solar market to increase the number of LMI households that receive electric bill discounts; second, reduce barriers to serving LMI households and disadvantaged communities for community solar providers; and third, provide a transparent and inclusive program design.

Revision Date: 12/29/2020


Contact: communitysolar@nyserda.ny.gov
(518) 862-1090


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: 8/27/2019


Contact: OnSiteEnergyManager@nyserda.ny.gov


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

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications to advance the goals of the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) by developing a workforce equipped to perform jobs in energy efficiency and clean technology. NYSERDA will provide incentives to eligible energy efficiency and clean technology businesses throughout the supply chain to hire and provide on-the-job training for new workers.

Revision Date: 4/15/2020


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

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


P-12 Schools - Green & Clean Energy Solutions (PON 4157)

Due Date:  Continuous

The P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions Program is available to provide funding for eligible Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (P-12) schools to reduce school energy loads and assist in the conversion to carbon free fuels. The Program provides cost-sharing for Energy Studies to assist schools with analyzing energy load reduction measures and conversion to carbon free fuels, cost-sharing for Clean Heating and Cooling and Net Zero Design, and Direct Incentives for eligible energy load reduction projects. The Program will also provide complimentary services such as free Clean Heating and Cooling Technology Screenings and free Benchmarking.


Contact: P12Schools@nyserda.ny.gov


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: 1/6/2020


Contact: P-12 Schools


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: 8/12/2020


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.

Revision Date: 10/20/2020


Contact: Jim Hastings
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3492


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: 7/15/2020


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: 7/29/2020


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

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


Strategic Energy Management Program (PON 4371)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Strategic Energy Management program supports businesses interested in adopting SEM practices by offering two options: SEM On Demand and virtual treasure hunts. For more information, visit the SEM Homepage at nyserda.ny.gov/sem.

Revision Date: 11/17/2020


Contact: Application Assistance Questions


The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP) helps make it easier for fleets to adopt clean vehicle technologies while removing the oldest, dirtiest diesel engines from New York roads. NYTVIP provides vouchers, or discounts, to fleets across New York State that purchase or lease all-electric (BEV), hydrogen fuel cell electric (FCEV) plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), conventional hybrid electric (HEV), compressed natural gas (CNG), or propane medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (weight class 3 through 8) and scrap a similar older diesel vehicle that is part of their fleet. Information about how fleets, dealers, and manufacturers can participate in NYTVIP can be found at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Truck-Voucher-Program

Revision Date: 12/29/2020


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

Program Opportunity Notices (PON)


DCFC Program (PON 4509)

Due Date:  2/18/2021 (Round 1);  7/15/2021 (Round 2)

This Program is intended to reduce the cost of purchasing and installing Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for use in New York State and ultimately accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Increased installation of DCFC EVSE will help meet the needs of growing EV populations, counter range anxiety concerns, and accelerate EV adoption in New York State, reducing harmful emissions and helping to achieve New York’s transportation decarbonization goals. This program will solicit proposals in two rounds, with round 1 applications accepted through February 18, 2021.

Revision Date: 12/30/2020


Contact: Jason Zimbler
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3351

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


New York Climate Progress (4534)

Due Date:  1/6/2021 (Round Round 1);  4/14/2021 (Round Round 2)

New York Climate Progress provides bridge funding to early stage, in market, climate technology companies in New York State that, while adversely affected by the pandemic, have demonstrated potential to scale their products and services in the State as economic challenges subside. Up to $500k is available per company to de-risk technology, extend runway, and receive operational support to continue on your commercialization pathways.

Revision Date: 1/13/2021


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


NYS Offshore Wind Training Institute - Workforce Training & Skills Development (PON 4595)

Due Date:  3/16/2021

NYSERDA is seeking proposals for training initiatives focused on advancing skills and preparing workers for jobs in New York’s offshore wind (OSW) industry. Selected training initiatives should aim to deliver on New York’s climate equity goals and either (1) support Disadvantaged Communities and Priority Populations, or (2) promote the development of the OSW supply chain in New York State. Total funding currently available for this solicitation is $3 million.


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

Contact: Adrienne Downey
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3132


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

Due Date:  12/31/2025

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: 6/16/2020


Contact: Commercial.IndustrialPV@nyserda.ny.gov


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

Due Date:  12/31/2025

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: 6/16/2020


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: 1/7/2021


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


Workforce Training - Building Operations & Maintenance (PON 3715)

Due Date:  4/9/2020 (Round 1);  5/21/2020 (Round 2);  8/20/2020 (Round 3);  11/19/2020 (Round 4);  2/25/2021 (Round 5);  5/20/2021 (Round 6)

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.

Revision Date: 11/19/2020


Contact: Davetta Thacher
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3603

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

Request for Information (RFI)


Large-Scale Renewables “Build-Ready” Site Nomination (RFI-4464)

Due Date:  7/20/2021

NYSERDA RFI-4464 advances large-scale renewable energy projects by identifying sites that can be made build-ready for private renewable energy developers. The Clean Energy Resources Development and Incentives “Build-Ready” Program will identify suitable sites and then develop renewable energy projects for eventual competitive auction to private developers. The Program will foster and encourage local understanding about the importance of renewable energy and the value that it can bring to local communities.


Contact: Jennifer Phelps


NYStretch 2023 (RFI - 4590)

Due Date:  2/16/2021

New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) developed NYStretch as a statewide model code for use by New York municipalities to meet their energy and climate goals by accelerating the savings obtained through their local building energy codes. NYSERDA seeks information to support New York State’s efforts to update the NYStretch 2023. The goal is to make modifications and create new measures that will cost-effectively improve building performance while reducing energy and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The code change information should be presented in a manner to facilitate the development of technical and cost-effectiveness information for proposed regulations on building energy efficient design practices and technologies.

Revision Date: 12/29/2020


Contact: Elizabeth Staubach
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3616

Request for Proposals (RFP)


Home Energy Savings Program (4453)

Due Date:  2/22/2021

NYSERDA/National Grid Home Energy Savings Program


Contact: Home Energy Savings Program


NY Green Bank Financial Market Transformation Evaluation (RFP 4569)

Due Date:  2/10/2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA” is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the implementation of the NY Green Bank Financial Market Transformation Evaluation. This evaluation is the first update to the 2019 NY Green Bank Financial Market Transformation Baseline Study, which included Case Studies. In order to determine the market transformation resulting from NY Green Bank (“NYGB”) activities, the selected Contractor will be expected to: (a) establish a baseline where a baseline does not already exist; and (b) establish updates to an existing baseline to reflect a new evaluation time horizon. The results of this evaluation will be used to inform NYGB, NYSERDA, and the financial community of the progress NYGB has made in achieving its goals, which include addressing market barriers and financing gaps, increasing investor confidence, and achieving scale in clean energy financing since the 2019 Baseline Study.

Revision Date: 1/14/2021


Contact: Carley Murray
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3277

Contact: Victoria Engel-Fowles
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3207


Purchase of New York Tier 4 Eligible Renewable Energy Certificates(RECs) (T4RFP21-1)

Due Date:  5/12/2021

There is a need to increase the penetration of renewable energy into New York City, which is particularly dependent on polluting fossil fuel-fired generation. As a result, NYSERDA is procuring the unbundled environmental attributes in the form of Tier 4 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) associated with renewable generation delivered into New York City. These environmental attributes include the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the avoidance of local pollutants such as NOx, Sox, and fine particulate matter.


Contact: Corinne DiDomenico

Contact: Peter Keane

Contact: Macy Testani

Contact: Carl Mas

Contact: Erich Scherer

Contact: Doreen Harris


Statewide Industrial Facilities Stock Study (RFP 4597)

Due Date:  2/8/2021

The selected researcher will help identify the industries, industrial facilities and end-uses that offer the greatest opportunities for carbon reductions, energy efficiency, beneficial electrification and renewable energy for achieving the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) 2050 goals and beyond. The research will be conducted in two phases leading to a comprehensive statewide industrial stock baseline. Phase One of the research will establish an industrial baseline using existing secondary data and research and identify key industrial subsectors and their energy-using equipment, operation and usage patterns, process heat loads, energy intensity, and penetration of clean energy equipment and practices. The term clean energy as used in this Request for Proposals (RFP) includes energy-efficient facility, production and process equipment, enhanced energy management systems and practices, beneficial electrification, and onsite and offsite renewable energy generation. Phase Two of the research will collect primary data through electronic surveys, phone interviews and site visits. Phase Two research will investigate New York industrial companies’ long-term carbon mitigation strategies and the role that reducing process heat loads will play in reducing their carbon footprint, and measure the New York industrial sector’s progress against the CLCPA 2050 carbon reduction and other goals.

Revision Date: 1/14/2021


Contact: Marsha Walton
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3271