RTEM Vendor Support Materials

As NYSERDA Qualified RTEM Vendors, you now have exclusive access to tools developed to support your sales efforts. These tools are designed to provide guidance when submitting RTEM projects and ongoing deliverables for the Program.

RTEM Project Guidelines

RTEM Project Application Guide [PDF]

Use: This document serves as a quick reference guide for the submission of an RTEM project application. This guide lays out the information required, as well as provides specific direction for each step of the application process.

RTEM Basic - Contract Addendum Guidelines [PDF]

Use: This document serves as a guide for formatting and content direction to develop the required RTEM Contract Addendum for each project application. Most of the information needed to create the Addendum can be derived from your firm’s project proposal and scope of work.

Action: Please create the Addendum using the format provided in this guide. Respond to each section prompt as completely and thoroughly as possible to ensure a streamlined approval process. Key phrases and information are bolded and must be included in the response. If submitting a multi-site project, please combine all locations into a single Addendum.

The completed, unsigned Addendum will be uploaded in Step 6 of the application process and NYSERDA will review within 5 business days. Once the Addendum is approved by a Project Manager, NYSERDA will request Customer and Vendor signatures on the Addendum to secure funding, generate a Purchase Order to the primary vendor, and sanction System installation.

RTEM Premium Summary [PDF] 

RTEM Premium - Contract Addendum Guidelines [PDF]

Use: This Addendum guide contains all sections from the RTEM Basic Contract Addendum Guidelines, but also contains a rider for RTEM Premium project submissions. If submitting for a Premium project, please complete the RTEM Basic Addendum Sections 1-5 as usual, but also complete Sections 6-8 of the Premium Rider.

Action: The completed, unsigned Addendum will be uploaded in Step 6 of the application process and NYSERDA will provide comments for revisions within 10 business days. Once the Addendum is approved by a Project Manager, NYSERDA will request Customer and Vendor signatures on the Addendum to secure funding, generate a Purchase Order to the primary vendor, and sanction System installation.

RTEM Installation & Commissioning Report Guidelines [PDF]

Use: This document serves as a guide for the one-time report that is required once a System has been installed and commissioned.

Action: Please complete the cover page provided, and then develop a clear report that addresses all relevant prompts for that specific RTEM Project. Key phrases and information are bolded and must be included in the response. If submitting a multi-site project, please combine all locations into a single I&C Report.

Once submitted via the online, project deliverables section, the report will be reviewed by a Project Manager. Upon report approval, NYSERDA will proceed with next steps to issue the System cost-share payment, if applicable.

RTEM Service Report Guidelines [PDF]

Use: This document serves as a guide for formatting and content creation of the required semi-annual Service Reports and associated data files.

Action: Please use the provided templates for the RTEM findings summary table, table of recommendations, and descriptive narrative support. Key phrases and information are bolded and must be included in the response.

Once submitted via the online, project deliverables section, the report will be reviewed by a Project Manager. Once two consecutive Service Reports covering a full year of Service are approved, NYSERDA will proceed with next steps to issue the annual Service cost-share payment.