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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Program Opportunity Notices (PON)


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

Due Date: 12/31/2024

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: 12/31/2025

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: 12/31/2025

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


Carbontech Development Initiative (PON 4685)

Due Date: 6/14/2021

The Carbontech Development Initiative will catalyze the development of a nationally recognized carbontech innovation ecosystem that will serve as a coordination point for world class carbontech researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and customers in New York State. This initiative needs a program administrator to lead it, and NYSERDA welcomes applications from entities with demonstrated carbontech leadership skills and experienced carbontech staff. The program administrator will work with NYSERDA to develop the Carbontech Development Initiative, administer research and commercialization grants, conduct industry outreach activities, and carry out other applied programs that will advance carbontech solutions from the laboratory to market.

Revision Date: 5/5/2021


Contact: Katie MacDonald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3016


Career Pathway Training Partnerships for High Efficiency HVAC and Heat Pumps (PON 4463)

Due Date: 5/25/2021

As part of Governor Cuomo's Workforce Development Initiative, NYSERDA is seeking proposals for hands-on, entry level training programs designed to help develop a talent pipeline of new workers (e.g., technicians, installers, technical sales) that are aligned with the basic, technical, and advanced skills needed by employers to work in high efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) careers specializing in heat pump technologies including cold climate heat pump applications. It is anticipated that successful proposers will already have HVAC or related training programs and proposals will be focused on expanding into heat pump technologies and recruiting individuals from disadvantaged communities and priority populations.

Revision Date: 3/15/2021


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

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


Charge Ready NY (PON 3923)

Due Date: 12/31/2021

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


Clean Energy Communities Program (PON 3298)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

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: 3/2/2021


Contact: Clean Energy Coordinators


Clean Neighborhoods Challenge (PON 4743)

Due Date: 8/24/2021

The Clean Neighborhoods Challenge aims to reduce local air pollution in disadvantaged communities through the introduction or expansion of electric and active transportation modes, which could be paired with activities that enable a reduction in polluting vehicle traffic. The most successful solutions will take an integrated approach that enables immediate and long-term air pollution reductions, demonstrates clear potential for replication and scale, and improves quality of life in the neighborhood.


Contact: Clean Transportation Prizes


Commercial New Construction (PON 3609)

Due Date: 1/31/2022

NYSERDA may provide technical and financial support to Applicants and/or their design teams to identify and install energy efficiency, electrification, and carbon reduction opportunities to achieve Carbon Neutral Ready levels of performance in non-residential and mixed-use new construction, change of use, and substantial renovations to existing buildings. Applicants may select a Primary Energy Consultant from a list maintained by NYSERDA or may use the services of a provider of their choice, subject to NYSERDA approval. NYSERDA also offers Carbon Neutral Portfolio Support through this funding opportunity. Applicants whose projects are in a Potential Environmental Justice Area may be eligible for enhanced support. Refer to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) county maps available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/911.html .

Revision Date: 2/5/2021


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


Community Heat Pump Systems (PON 4614)

Due Date: 5/18/2021 (Round 2); 8/17/2021 (Round 3); 11/16/2021 (Round 4); 2/1/2022 (Round 5); 5/17/2022 (Round 6); 8/16/2022 (Round 7); 11/15/2022 (Round 8);

The goal of NYSERDA’s Community Heat Pump Systems Program is to prove the value proposition of connecting a cluster of buildings via a community-style heat pump system, as compared to serving buildings individually via “thermally islanded” heat pumps. NYSERDA will support studies and construction projects that explore and demonstrate the widely replicable use cases for this community-style approach. A community-style heat pump system uses a network of pipes to share heating water among a cluster of buildings, where the cluster of buildings will use that heating water to produce comfort space heating of occupied spaces. This program is open to but is not limited to any of the following features: small (a cluster of ten or more single-family houses) or medium (a college campus, a multifamily residential complex consisting of multiple buildings, an office or medical park, etc.) or large (an urban core consisting of one or numerous city blocks); buildings all owned by a single entity or buildings having unrelated owners; new construction or retrofit of existing facilities; a system owned/operated by a private entity or by a utility or by a public entity or by a public-private partnership.

Revision Date: 3/11/2021


Contact: Dana Levy
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3377

Contact: Andre Davis
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3078

Contact: Donovan Gordon
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3119


Cooperative Advertising and Training for Clean Energy Partners (4482)

Due Date: 12/31/2022

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


DCFC Program (PON 4509)

Due Date: 7/15/2021

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 2 applications accepted through July 15, 2021.

Revision Date: 2/24/2021


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

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


Drive Clean Rebate (PON 3405)

Due Date: 12/30/2021

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: 5/7/2021


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


Electric Mobility Challenge (PON 4744)

Due Date: 8/25/2021

The Electric Mobility Challenge aims to transform the transportation options for members of disadvantaged communities by providing safe, convenient electric mobility options that meet community needs, which may include access to jobs, educational opportunities, basic services, and others as defined by the impacted communities, improve the quality of life in those communities, and demonstrate clear potential for replication and scale.


Contact: Clean Transportation Prizes


Electric Truck & Bus Challenge (PON 4745)

Due Date: 8/26/2021

The Electric Truck and Bus Challenge aims to identify and demonstrate ways to reduce the cost, system and operational challenges of further deployment of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) electric vehicles (EVs), including minimizing the costs of charging and grid integration infrastructure for MD/HD EVs; improve the quality of life in disadvantaged and other impacted communities; and demonstrate clear potential for replication and scale.


Contact: Clean Transportation Prizes


Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training (PON 3981)

Due Date: 9/2/2021

NYSERDA is seeking proposals for training initiatives focused on advancing skills and preparing workers for jobs in New York’s energy efficiency and clean technology industry. Funding is available for proposals that meet the requirements of any one or both of two categories: (1) Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training for Incumbent (Existing) Workers; (2) Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Career Pathways for New Workers. The following technology areas are eligible: High-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and water heating; building electrification/heat pump technologies; insulation and air sealing; high-efficiency lighting and controls; building automation controls; smart grid, energy storage, and related areas. Total funding for this solicitation is $6.7 million, distributed over the course of multiple rounds. It is anticipated that approximately $4 million will be reserved for training activities that support building electrification. Additional funds may be added at NYSERDA’s discretion, if available.

Revision Date: 5/5/2021


Contact: Gwendolyn Bluemich

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


FlexTech Program (PON 4192)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

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


Innovative Market Strategies (PON 4359)

Due Date: 12/31/2021

NYSERDA’s Innovative Market Strategies Program is seeking to fund market tests that have the potential to accelerate uptake or increase the value proposition of building decarbonization solutions. The goal of this Program is to identify and fund projects that demonstrate promising approaches to building decarbonization that have a pathway to scale after NYSERDA support

Revision Date: 3/4/2021


Contact: Innovative Market Strategies


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

Due Date: 12/30/2021

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: 1/31/2022

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 – Housing (PON 4337)

Due Date: 2/3/2022

The New Construction – Housing (NC-Housing) program aims to accelerate the design, development and construction of reduced or zero carbon emitting buildings, reducing their energy consumption and per capita carbon emissions while increasing passive survivability and climate change resilience. Through NC-Housing, NYSERDA offers financial incentives and technical support for the new construction or gut rehabilitation 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.

Revision Date: 3/8/2021


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

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


New York State Clean Energy Internship Program (PON 4000)

Due Date: 12/30/2024

Provides funding to eligible clean energy businesses, organizations, and local municipalities 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 hire interns, and NYSERDA provides reimbursement on a percentage of the interns’ wages.

Revision Date: 5/4/2021


Contact: Rebecca Vance
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3586


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


On-site Energy Manager Pilot (PON 3701)

Due Date: 12/30/2022

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: 10/31/2023

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: 2/25/2021


Contact: Peter Tompkins

Contact: Adele Ferranti


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

Due Date: 12/30/2022

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: 3/31/2022

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


PON 4393 - Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD) (PON 4393)

Due Date: 7/14/2021

Investing in innovative grid solutions that directly address stakeholders’ operational challenges that enable the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Up to $3 million is available for each challenge in 2021 to promote product development and demonstration projects that advance renewable energy integration, resiliency, and reliability of New York’s grid.

Revision Date: 5/5/2021


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


Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) (PON 3689)

Due Date: 6/30/2021

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


REAL TIME ENERGY MANAGEMENT (RTEM) + TENANTS (PON 4693)

Due Date: 12/31/2024

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Real-Time Energy Management + Tenants Program ('RTEM + Tenants' or the 'Program') is a $25 million program that supports deployment and utilization of energy management systems and services in leased commercial offices. This Program works in conjunction with NYSERDA RFQ 4634 Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) +Tenants Qualified Vendor. Only NYSERDA RTEM + Tenants Qualified Vendors may be Applicants to this Program.


Contact: RTEM + Tenants


Remote/Virtual Energy Audit Challenge (PON 4423)

Due Date: 6/9/2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking project proposals from developers of software tools and service providers to assist in developing approaches for remote and virtual residential energy audits that stimulate market activity and improve consumer engagement.

Revision Date: 5/5/2021


Contact: Bill Keating
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3089


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: 3/8/2021


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


Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program (PON 4112)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

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: 12/31/2021

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: 12/31/2021

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: 12/31/2025

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: 2/28/2026

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: 4/30/2021


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


Workforce Training - Building Operations & Maintenance (PON 3715)

Due Date: 5/20/2021

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: 3/2/2021


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.

Revision Date: 3/1/2021


Contact: Harrison Kim


Remote Piloted Aerial System (RFI 4705)

Due Date: 5/26/2021

NYSERDA and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have joined together in a project to search for, and find, orphaned gas wells in New York State that are contributing to gas-based Climate Change. To complete this objective, a highly specialized remote piloted aerial system (RPAS) is required. To determine the current capabilities of RPAS manufacturers, NYSERDA is soliciting information on the current technologies available in order to make an educated decision in choosing a vendor for the RPAS procurement.

Revision Date: 5/6/2021


Contact: Nichole Whaley
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3477

Request for Proposals (RFP)


2021 RES Purchase of New York Tier 1 Eligible Renewable Energy Certificates (RESRFP21-1)

Due Date: 6/30/2021

NYSERDA seeks to purchase Tier 1 Renewable Energy Certificates (refer to the RESRFP21-1 Summary for full details) associated with electricity generated from eligible facilities that enter commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before November 30, 2023, unless extended to November 30, 2026.


Contact: Bram Peterson

Contact: Abbey DeRocker


Audit Services (RFP 4732)

Due Date: 5/19/2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) is seeking proposals from independent certified public accounting firms to meet NYSERDA’s need for annual audits of NYSERDA’s and NY Green Bank’s basic financial statements pursuant to generally accepted accounting standards and government auditing standards along with required reports and other requirements for a five-year term (one year with four annual options to renew).

Revision Date: 4/20/2021


Contact: Brian Treanor
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3430


Clean Energy Financing Arrangements (RFP 1)

Due Date: 12/29/2022

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


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

Due Date: 12/29/2022

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


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

Due Date: 12/29/2022

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: 12/30/2022

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: 10/29/2024

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


FlexTech Consultant Statewide Services (RFP 3628)

Due Date: 7/1/2024

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


New Construction Initiatives Support Services (RFP 3771)

Due Date: 12/28/2023

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: 2/1/2021


Contact: Kristin M. Graham
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3092

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


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.

Revision Date: 5/5/2021


Contact: Erich Scherer

Contact: Peter Keane

Contact: Macy Testani

Contact: Doreen Harris

Contact: Carl Mas

Request for Qualifications (RFQL)


Charge Ready NY Equipment and Network Qualification Process (RFQL 3902)

Due Date: 12/31/2021

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 Training Services (RFQL 4145)

Due Date: 12/31/2024

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


Consultants for Stakeholder Advisory & Working Groups for NYStretch Development (RFQL 4599)

Due Date: 5/19/2021

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks to establish a pool of Consultants who possess proficiency and technical expertise in building and energy codes to support the development of NYStretch Energy Codes (NYStretch) and overall advancement of New York State Energy Codes. NYSERDA is initiating development of the next voluntary NYStretch-Energy code that will exceed the residential and commercial state Energy Codes. Consultants will be selected to serve on one or more of the Stakeholder Advisory or Technical Working Groups associated with NYStretch development and energy code advancement.

Revision Date: 4/22/2021


Contact: Elizabeth Staubach
518-8692-1090, Ext. 3616


Flexible Energy Technical Analysis (RFQL 3685)

Due Date: 12/30/2022

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: 4/21/2021


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

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


Real Time Energy Management + Tenant RFQ (RFQL 4634)

Due Date: 1/4/2023

NYSERDA, under RFQ 4634 is qualifying both system providers (monitoring hardware and software) and service providers (consulting services with a focus on tenant space energy management) to participate in the Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) + Tenant Program. Only companies that have been approved via RFQ 4634 can apply for funding to the RTEM + Tenant program PON 4693.


Contact: Alicia Noriega


RetrofitNY Building Owner Qualification (RFQL 4552)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQL), NYSERDA will qualify building owners for their buildings to receive a high performance retrofit solution that approaches or achieves net-zero energy performance. rnOwners of Buildings qualified through this RFQL can then partner with a Solution Provider qualified through RFQL 4553 to install a high performance retrofits comprised of components qualified through RFQL 4551 for Component Manufacturers. When the owner of a qualified building partners with a qualified Solution Provider to install a retrofit solution by a qualified Component Manufacturer, the owner will then be eligible to apply for gap-funding under an upcoming NYSERDA solicitation.rnNo NYSERDA funding is associated with this RFQL. NYSERDA’s purpose is to qualify Buildings for the upcoming gap-funding solicitation that will fund the next round of RetrofitNY pilot projects.

Revision Date: 4/16/2021


Contact: Saul Brown
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3028

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


RetrofitNY Component Manufacturer Qualification (RFQL 4551)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

Through this Request for Qualification (RFQL), NYSERDA will qualify key components for high performance retrofit solutions that approach or achieve net-zero energy performance, including: Whole-building high-performance envelope treatments, Integrated mechanical systems, Monitoring system. Component Manufacturers whose components are qualified through this RFQL can then partner with Solution Providers qualified through RFQL 4553 to furnish and install a high performance retrofit solution. Pilot buildings candidates will be submitted by building owners qualified through RFQL 4552. When the owner of a qualified building partners with a qualified Solution Provider to install a retrofit solution by a qualified Component Manufacturer, the owner will then be eligible to apply for gap-funding under an upcoming NYSERDA solicitation. No NYSERDA funding is associated with this RFQL. NYSERDA’s purpose is to qualify key components for upcoming gap-funding solicitations that will fund future pilot rounds of RetrofitNY.

Revision Date: 4/16/2021


Contact: James Geppner
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3627

Contact: Saul Brown
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3028


RetrofitNY Solution Provider Qualification (RFQL 4553)

Due Date: 12/31/2025

Through this Request for Qualification (RFQL), NYSERDA will qualify Solution Providers to design, furnish, and install a high performance retrofit solution that approaches or achieves net-zero energy performance. rnSolution Providers qualified through this RFQL can then partner with a building owner whose building was qualified through RFQL 4552 to install a high performance retrofit. Components used in the retrofits will be qualified through RFQL 4551 for Component Manufacturers. When the owner of a qualified building partners with a qualified Solution Provider to install a retrofit solution by a qualified Component Manufacturer, the owner will then be eligible to apply for gap-funding under an upcoming NYSERDA solicitation.rnNo NYSERDA funding is associated with this RFQL. NYSERDA’s purpose is to qualify Solution Providers for upcoming gap-funding solicitations for future pilot rounds of RetrofitNY

Revision Date: 4/20/2021


Contact: James Geppner
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3627

Contact: Saul Brown
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3028