Programs & Services

Air-Source Heat Pump Program

The latest air-source heat pump (ASHP) technology effectively cools and heats in cold climates, which helps customers lower their energy costs and reduce emissions. The Air-Source Heat Pump Program is working with participating installers to expand the adoption of advanced ASHPs and encourage their wider use.

76West Clean Energy Competition

76West is an unparalleled $20 million competition designed to attract entrepreneurs and resources from around the globe to build clean energy businesses and create jobs in the 11 counties that make up New York State's Southern Tier Region.

Advanced Buildings Program

Developing energy-efficient, building-related technology, including next-generation HVAC and smart building technologies, and business models for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.

Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Program

Supports transformative ideas that fall outside of other NYSERDA funding opportunities. The application process has two parts: NYSERDA must approve an applicant’s concept paper (Part 1) before an applicant can be invited to submit Part 2 of the application.

Agriculture Energy Audit Program

Offers assistance to eligible farms and on-farm producers to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry or egg producers.

Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity Program

Offers funding and technical assistance for installation of anaerobic digester gas-to-electricity systems with a power generation capacity of 50 kW or greater. These systems are fueled by digester gas from manure or agricultural, food, or other wastes.

Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers income-qualified homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Charge NY

Accelerates the use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by making infrastructure such as charging stations more available, easier to use, and more economically viable in New York State.

Clean Energy Communities Program

Recognizes and rewards village, town, city, and county governments in New York State for implementing clean energy actions to save taxpayer dollars, create jobs, and improve the environment.

Clean Energy Standard

Clean Energy Standard aims to fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution and ensure a diverse and reliable low carbon energy supply by requiring that 50 percent of New York's electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Clean Energy Workforce Development

Supports a broad range of renewable energy and energy efficiency education and training programs aimed at creating an experienced workforce to support New York State’s growing clean energy economy.

Clean Transportation Program

Supporting development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program

Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.

Commercial New Construction Program

Provides technical assistance and support to design teams and building owners involved in building energy-efficient structures in New York State.

Commercial Programs

Lower energy costs benefit all businesses. These programs help companies from any sector increase efficiency to help meet their bottom lines.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Guidance document for municipalities adopting Commercial PACE financing.

Commercial Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Program

Supports real time energy management (RTEM) system and service providers who help eligible commercial facilities in New York State with selecting appropriate RTEM systems and offers cost-sharing incentives for installing the systems. Assistance includes an in-depth analysis of energy usage data at the site and suggestions for capital improvements.

Commercial Tenant Program

Supports significant energy efficiency improvements in tenant office spaces in commercial buildings in New York State. Tenants and building owners can work with architecture and engineering firms to do energy modeling and create an energy efficiency package during the lease negotiation, space design, and construction process.

Community Energy Engagement Program

Offers locally-based energy awareness and education for residents, small businesses, and multifamily building owners, with a focus on low-to-moderate-income households and communities. Community Energy Advisers will help community members of all income levels lower their energy costs and increase deployment of distributed energy resources by increasing the amount and diversity of funding and financing being invested in clean energy projects.

Community Energy Resource

Your local Community Energy Resource is one of 12 constituency-based organizations (CBOs) in New York State that can help homeowners, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and multifamily building owners to cut energy waste, save money, and live or work more comfortably. NYSERDA’s CBO partners are dedicated to helping New Yorkers save money and live or work more comfortably.

Contractor Delivery Channel - Become a Contractor

Find out if your company can qualify and benefit from delivering NYSERDA programs. NYSERDA works with various partners and contractors to offer solutions that can help reduce energy usage and costs for residents, businesses, institutions, and municipal and nonprofit organizations in New York State. Participation requirements vary by program.

Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars

Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars - Open to New York State residents, Charge NY’s Drive Clean Rebate offers a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase of a new plug-in electric car.

EmPower New York

Offers no-cost energy efficiency services such as insulation, air sealing, energy efficient light bulbs, and replacement of an inefficient refrigerator and freezer to low-income (such as HEAP-eligible) homeowners and renters.

Energy Codes Training and Support Initiative

Provides free and low-cost training and support services to municipal code officials, design professionals, energy professionals and members of the construction trades, all designed to improve compliance with and enforcement of the Energy Code.

Energy Storage Program

Engages individuals and organizations involved in building, installing, integrating, or researching energy storage technology.

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program

Guides early-stage companies through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering and board management. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are seasoned executives that share experience, skills and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.

Environmental Research Program

Supports monitoring and assessment of environmental conditions, informs policy, and fosters technological innovation related to energy use and production.

Flexible Technical Assistance Program

Offers cost-shared technical services to help businesses operating in New York State make smart 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.

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate – NYSERDA has made $15 million available to support the installation of ground source heat pump systems at residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Funding is available only to eligible designers and installers of renewable heating and cooling systems that have been approved by NYSERDA.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Aims to help New York State residents reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® provide a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money. EmPower New York provides free energy efficiency upgrades at no-cost to income eligible households.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Provides support to manufacturers and data centers for implementation of energy and process efficiency projects that improve processes, increase manufacturing output, improve information technology efficiency, and minimize energy use in building support systems.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program - Data Centers

Offers support to improve energy efficiency and IT productivity projects in data centers.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program - Manufacturers

Offers support to improve energy efficiency and process efficiency improvements in manufacturing.

Industrial Programs

Lower energy costs benefit all industries. These programs help facilities in any sector increase efficiency to help meet their bottom lines.

Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)

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.

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Pilot Program

A pilot program aimed at helping startups overcome obstacles to manufacturing cleantech products in New York State.

Multifamily Performance Program: Existing Buildings

Offers support to owners, facility managers, and condo/co-op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units who want to make their existing buildings more energy-efficient.

New Construction - Residential and Multifamily

Supports new construction or gut-rehab of an existing space to provide residents with energy savings and comfort. Support is available to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard, including homes designed to achieve net-zero energy performance. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS)

Records information about electricity generated, imported, and consumed within New York State. It can also issue, track, and manage energy attribute certificates and renewable energy credits (RECs).

New York State Strategic Fuel Reserve

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.

NY Green Bank

NY Green Bank is a state-sponsored, specialized financial entity working in partnership with the private sector to increase investments into New York’s clean energy markets, creating a more efficient, reliable and sustainable energy system.

NY Prize

A first-in-the-nation competition to help communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage.

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Accelerates the market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.

Offshore Wind

Supports offshore wind (OSW) 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.

On-Bill Recovery Financing Program

Allows loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid through energy savings on the customer’s electric and gas utility bill.

On-site Energy Manager Program

Educates industrial companies about the value of an on-site energy manager to drive energy, process, and operational improvements in their business.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.

Residential Financing Options

Residential Financing offers two loan options for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NY State homeowners.

RetrofitNY

RetrofitNY is working to create new solutions to renovate multifamily buildings while achieving or approaching net-zero energy use and creating standardized and scalable processes that will improve residents’ comfort and buildings’ energy performance.

REV Campus Challenge

Recognizes and supports colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities.

REVitalize

Offers funding to community-based organizations, that represent low- to moderate-income communities or environmental justice areas, to plan for, develop, and implement community-scale clean energy projects.

Small Business and Not-for-Profit Financing

Works with lenders statewide to provide eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organizations with access to low-interest energy efficiency project financing.

Small Commercial Energy Assessments

Offers free energy assessments for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to help them identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and recommend improvements to reduce energy costs.

Small Wind Turbine Program

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.

Smart Grid Program

Through two distinct funding opportunities, NYSERDA is supporting the modernization of New York State’s electric grid through innovative technology and distributed energy resources.

Solar Electric Program (NY-Sun)

Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.

Strategic Energy Management Program

Offers training to industrial facilities that are interested in optimizing energy use through a continuous improvement approach. SEM focuses on changing business practices to enable companies to reduce energy consumption and waste.