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NYSERDA works to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and emissions reduction across New York’s buildings, transportation systems, power generation, and economy. Our programs serve New York residents and a variety of partners, including businesses, entrepreneurs, property owners, municipalities, community-based organizations, schools, institutions, and training providers.
Here, you'll find an alphabetical list of NYSERDA's programs with details on the type of support and eligible participants. Scroll the full list of programs or filter by audience under “Our Programs Serve” and/or by the type of service and technology under “Available Services & Technology Support” to refine the list.
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Supporting entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, established companies, or anyone that has developed concepts for innovative clean energy technologies or business models to bring those solutions to market.
Provides no-cost energy audits to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency upgrades including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.
Provides support and financial incentives for contractors that partner with NYSERDA to offer solutions that reduce energy usage and costs for residents, businesses, institutions, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. Participation requirements vary by program.
Inspires the design, construction, and operation of carbon neutral-ready multifamily buildings by rewarding visionary architects and developers with recognition and monetary awards for their carbon neutral projects.
Facilitates siting of new large-scale renewable energy projects by funding and overseeing the design and development of underutilized land while compensating public and private landowners. Sites are made build-ready for private renewable energy developers to construct and operate projects.
Identifies pathways to decarbonize New York’s building stock by 2050 with a primary focus on single-family homes, multifamily residential buildings, commercial offices, and higher education campuses.
Supports regionally significant, net-zero economic development projects. Incentives are available for projects spanning agriculture, downtown revitalization, institutional sectors, arts and culture, workforce development, manufacturing, food and beverage production, and mixed use.
Connects New York residents, businesses, municipalities, car dealers, fleet owners to the resources and rebates allowing for greater adoption of electric vehicles and availability of charging stations.
Provides no-cost and low-cost training and support services to code enforcement officials, architects, engineers, building energy professionals, and members of the construction trades to improve compliance with State Energy Code. Encourages the voluntary local adoption of more stringent stretch energy code.
Provides guidance, informational resources, and access to grant funding for municipalities to implement clean energy solutions and track progress toward energy saving goals.
Provides funding to eligible clean energy businesses, organizations, and local municipalities for the purpose of hiring interns to perform work in the clean energy sector. Prospective interns can apply for paid positions in the clean energy industry, and NYSERDA will reimburse employers on a percentage of the interns’ wages.
Offers technical assistance, training, step-by-step instructions and tools to help local governments manage responsible clean energy development, including permitting processes, property taxes, siting, zoning, and more.
Requires 70 percent of New York’s electricity come from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind by 2030, bringing investments, economic development, and jobs to the State. Access program information and results to date on Large-Scale Renewables, Offshore Wind, and Build-Ready.
Establishes a pool of qualified contractors to deliver training, develop curriculum and/or training tools, and provide market expertise/services related to clean energy workforce development and training. The goal of this funding is to help ensure that New York businesses have an adequate supply of energy efficiency and clean technology workers with the necessary occupational skills, credentials, and experience to participate in the clean energy economy.
Provides funding, educational resources, and training programs for new and existing workers and employers to develop careers in clean energy and advance skills implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.
Provides support, resources, and recognition for colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on their campuses, in their classrooms, and in their surrounding communities.
Provides resources and information on applicable programs and funding opportunities to support hospitals advance energy efficiency and decarbonization in their facilities and operations.
Provides funding for under-resourced P-12 schools to complete planning activities and projects that reduce energy use, decarbonize building portfolios, improve indoor air quality, and create clean energy educational opportunities. The Clean Green Schools Initiative aims to create healthier, more productive learning environments while advancing the State’s clean energy and climate goals.
Provides assistance to businesses, local governments, public agencies, universities, and entrepreneurs for the development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Funds year-long, full-time fellowships at organizations and businesses that advance climate justice and clean energy priorities for disadvantaged communities for individuals who are from priority populations or currently reside in disadvantaged communities. Eligible employers can apply for funding to support their climate justice fellowship opportunities.
Requires New York to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and no less than 85 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels, which will transform New York’s economy, create new jobs, and build more resilient communities.
Provides incentives to homeowners in select markets toward “seal and insulate packages” that help solve common problems like drafts, uncomfortable temperatures, and ice dams. Additional rebates are available for installing heat pumps.
Provides funding and technical support to large, non-residential energy users to implement energy-saving or carbon-reducing projects awarded through a competitive proposal submission process.
Provides guidance to municipalities toward implementing Commercial PACE financing for commercial and multifamily buildings.
Funds the scoping, development, and installation of community (or district-style) heat pump systems for both new construction and building retrofit projects in settings such as college campuses, medical campuses, residential complexes, or downtown corridors.
Offers a point-of-sale rebate toward the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid or battery-powered electric car that can be paired with other Federal or State tax incentives.
Supports the retention and growth of clean energy companies in New York State through strategic industry engagement, educational and financial resources, and partnerships.
Access technical assistance for school districts to transition school bus fleets to electric school buses.
Provides funding for owners of high-rise building portfolios to test innovative approaches to low-carbon building retrofits. The Empire Building Challenge demonstrates the feasibility of new low-carbon retrofit products and design approaches by facilitating partnerships among high-rise building owners and leaders from the construction, design, and engineering communities.
Offers no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency services such as insulation, air sealing, and installation of energy efficient lighting and appliances to low and moderate-income homeowners and renters.
Establishes partnerships with frontline and historically marginalized communities in clean energy policy and program development processes through community engagement processes.
Funds training initiatives that provide the technical skills, relevant education, and hands-on experience to prepare both new and current workers for jobs in New York’s energy efficiency and clean technology industries. Proposals are welcomed from schools, businesses, trade associations, unions, and other eligible training providers with a demonstrated track record in energy-related training, job preparedness, and/or job placement.
Offers funding and technical support to building owners, municipalities, energy storage developers, contractors, and integrators for installing energy storage technologies.
Provides executive-level mentorship to early-stage climate technology startups, guiding them through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering and board management.
Supports monitoring and assessment of environmental conditions, informs policy, and fosters technological innovation related to energy use and production, including emerging energy options. The program brings together the diverse perspectives and experiences of universities, government agencies, industry, the environmental community, and the public.
Identifies a plan for New York State to address more frequent and intense extreme heat events driven by climate change and mitigate the disproportionate impacts faced by disadvantaged communities.
Offers a cost-share toward technical services to help businesses make more informed energy decisions. A dedicated team of engineers, technology experts, and energy consultants works with customers to create a customized assessment that identifies specific opportunities for reducing energy consumption and costs.
Provides access to energy assessments, installation services, low-interest financing, and pathways to training for various green-collar careers for residents, small businesses, not-for-profits, and multi-family building owners.
Funds the research and development of a smarter, modernized New York State electrical grid that can be powered by renewable energy with lower operating costs. With an improved electrical grid, New Yorkers will have access to more affordable electricity and a more resilient and reliable energy system.
Provides guidance and incentives to homeowners, businesses, and contractors toward the installation of clean heating and cooling equipment, including cold-climate air source heat pumps (ASHP), ground source heat pumps (GSHP), and heat pump water heaters (HPWH).
Provides cost-sharing support for existing multifamily, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings to assess heat recovery opportunities or develop heat recovery systems. NYSERDA’s Heat Recovery Program is helping energize the New York State marketplace for building heat recovery solutions.
Helps residents determine which energy efficiency program best suits their needs, based on location, household size, and income. Programs include Residential Energy Audits, Residential Financing, and EmPower+.
Actively working to understand and explore all resources that may be available as part of New York State’s comprehensive decarbonization strategy, including assessing the role of green hydrogen.
Connects industrial manufacturers to NYSERDA programs that allow those organizations to manage energy in a coordinated and strategic way—allowing businesses to increase profitability, create competitive advantages, and achieve greater resiliency.
Provides incentives, such as tax credits, for New York residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to invest in clean energy technologies, energy efficiency upgrades, and efficient appliances.
Connects climate tech innovators, investors and other innovation stakeholders with critical information and support available in New York' State's innovation ecosystem.
Identifies and funds projects that demonstrate innovative, scalable strategies to reduce costs and increase access to building decarbonization solutions.
Develops a centralized data platform that securely collects, integrates, and provides useful access to a large and diverse set of energy-related information. This data plays a critical role in informing investment decisions, identifying operational inefficiencies, monitoring the effectiveness of policy objectives, promoting innovation, and encouraging new business models.
Provides no-cost planning services and technical assistance to help communities reuse fossil fuel power plant sites and transition to zero-emission electricity generation at those sites.
Supports renewable energy development and procurement from eligible developers and generators to achieve the Clean Energy Standard goal of generating 70% of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. NYSERDA offers several solicitations focused on new renewable energy development, maintaining existing renewable resources, and increasing renewable energy penetration in New York City.
Covers a portion of the losses on defaulted loans at no cost to participating lenders in order to lower the risk of developing and issuing new clean energy financing products.
Brings together organizations and individuals committed to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing low-income New Yorkers as they seek safe, affordable, and reliable energy.
Provides multifamily building owners with multiple paths to make energy-efficient upgrades and manage energy usage at their properties. NYSERDA offers a variety of programs to help identify, plan, fund, and implement energy efficiency measures in multifamily buildings.
Offers cost-share incentives to help multifamily building owners pay for an energy study of their buildings. To be eligible, studies must focus on electrification or electrification-readiness.
Provides funding to implement a low-carbon energy-saving retrofit for multifamily buildings through incentive packages focused on four major building energy systems: Envelope (e.g., air sealing and insulation), ventilation, heating and cooling, and domestic hot water.
Provides multifamily building owners with a variety of affordable and flexible financing opportunities to help make cost-effective energy improvements to their properties.
Offers technical support and financial incentives to businesses, institutions, schools, and healthcare facilities to identify and install energy efficiency, electrification, and carbon reduction solutions in their non-residential and mixed-use buildings. Eligible projects may include new construction, adaptive reuse, change of use, and substantial renovations to existing buildings.
Offers financial incentives and technical support to property developers and building design and construction professionals for the design, development, and construction of carbon neutral buildings that consume less energy, emit less carbon, and are more resilient. Eligible projects include new construction or gut-rehabs of residential and mixed-use buildings, inclusive of single-family homes, multi-unit developments, multifamily buildings, residence halls, dormitories, and congregate living facilities, exclusive of nursing homes.
Offering funding for innovative solutions to electrify transportation, reduce air pollution, and enhance clean mobility in disadvantaged communities. Prizes are awarded through a competitive proposal process.
Records information about electricity generated, imported, and consumed within New York State. NYGATS also issues, tracks, and manages energy attribute certificates and renewable energy credits (RECs). Registered NYGATS users can trade, retire, or verify and substantiate ownership of RECs to support compliance or voluntary claims.
Establishes and adopts minimum energy and water efficiency requirements for residential and commercial products and appliances that are sold, rented, and leased in New York State.
Allows prequalified fuel distributors to access gasoline and diesel reserves and provide these fuels to emergency responders and other entities during a declared State energy emergency.
Provides vouchers, or discounts, to fleets to accelerate market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.
Provides access to capital to increase private investment in New York’s clean energy markets through various forms of financial support such as credit enhancement, project aggregation, and securitization. Key asset classes include but aren’t limited to clean energy generation, energy efficiency, clean transportation, clean energy storage, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable water infrastructure.
Supports offshore wind energy as a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York State, especially for the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. NYSERDA is the lead agency coordinating the offshore wind opportunities in the State.
Offers a cost-share for industrial and commercial facilities or buildings to hire a dedicated, full-time on-site energy manager. Energy managers are responsible for creating efficient processes that decrease cost and waste—helping organizations lower operational costs, reduce maintenance time, and create comfortable, safe facilities.
Offers incentives to eligible energy efficiency and clean technology businesses throughout the supply chain to hire and provide on-the-job training for new workers. The program also provides access to qualified candidates and assistance developing training plans through the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).
Provides resources and programs to pre-kindergarten through grade 12 schools that traditionally lack resources to invest in clean energy infrastructure improvements.
Offers low- and no-interest loans to cover the cost of an Integrated Physical Needs Assessment (IPNA) for affordable multifamily buildings or small commercial properties. An IPNA is a property evaluation tool that integrates energy, water, and health assessments into a holistic report and may be a compliance requisite for other State programs.
Offers upfront cost-sharing incentives to help small businesses and commercial office tenants upgrade their building management systems to more advanced, cloud-based, real-time platforms that enable organizations to optimize their building operations and equipment. RTEM project expenses may include hardware, installation, and technical support.
Funds regionally operated clean energy hubs that facilitate outreach, education, and engagement on behalf of NYSERDA at the local level, so all New Yorkers can benefit from awareness of and access to NYSERDA’s clean energy programs and initiatives. Each Hub works directly with its local community to facilitate the development of an inclusive Statewide clean energy economy and achieve the Climate Act goal of ensuring that 35% of the benefits associated with clean energy and energy efficiency investments are realized in historically disadvantaged communities.
Connects income-eligible residents and property owners to NYSERDA programs that offer low-to no-cost solutions and enhanced incentives toward improvements that save energy and money.
Provides qualified residents with a no cost, top-to-bottom home energy assessment that will identify the root causes of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, and where a home may be wasting energy. NYSERDA offers several energy assessment programs that make it easy and affordable for owners of one-to-four family homes to take control of their energy bills and live more comfortably.
Provides a variety of loan options to help residents finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements at their homes through NYSERDA's programs. These loans provide lower interest rates to lower-income residents and those who may not qualify for traditional financing.
Funds carbon neutral retrofit and building electrification pilot projects in affordable multifamily building stock with the goal of innovating standardized, scalable solutions that will improve the aesthetic and comfort of New York's buildings while dramatically improving their energy performance.
Streamlines knowledge sharing, solicitations, and technical feedback among New York State utilities and technology companies in order to accelerate innovation for New York State's energy system.
Helps clean technology startup companies overcome obstacles related to manufacturing, scale up operations, grow their teams, develop supply chain partnerships, and expand their business operations.
Offers loan options for small businesses, multifamily building owners, and not-for-profit organizations to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Offers a cost-share toward energy studies to eligible small businesses and not-for-profits to help identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Provides incentives, financing, and education to make solar energy more accessible to residents, businesses, and communities. Education opportunities through NY-Sun include specific training resources for local governments to help bring solar power to their communities.
Offers direct capital support and credit enhancements to entities working with or developing plans to apply to the U.S. Department of Energy’s LPO Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program’s Section 1703.
Offers professional coaching for managers and facilities teams at industrial operations to help them optimize their organization's energy use and increase profitability through data collection and a continuous improvement approach.
Offers a wide range of programs and services specifically tailored to help SUNY institutions accomplish their clean energy and sustainability goals.
Address’s environment management challenges at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center by implementing sound environmental, health and safety, and technical policies. West Valley Site Management Program works to ensure that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honors its obligations under the West Valley Demonstration Project Act for the cleanup and long-term care of the site.
Funds and develops training projects to prepare new and/or current building operations and maintenance workers with the necessary skills to operate efficient and/or electrified building systems and technologies.