NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) -
Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program


NYSERDA’s competitive Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs are designed to provide technical assistance and financial incentives to commercial and industrial electricity customers across New York State to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption for this sector.


To be eligible, facilities must contribute to the System Benefits Charge (SBC) and meet the requirements of the competitive solicitations detailed below.
FlexTech Program - Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1746

  • Purpose:  To increase productivity and economic competitiveness by identifying and encouraging the implementation of cost-effective energy-efficiency measures.  NYSERDA has identified general categories of cost effective energy efficiency measures and a range of services that are available through this program.  These efficiency measures are offered through NYSERDA retained contractors that meet Flex Tech objectives and focus on proven conventional technologies for energy efficiency. 
  • Eligibility:  This solicitation is divided into three (3) separate components: 1) Energy Efficiency; 2) CHP and Renewable Generation; and 3) PLCPs. Service Providers, not under contract to NYSERDA as FlexTech Consultants, with interested customers should utilize this document to apply for project funding. For walk through audits, customers with electric utility bills less than $75,000 annually may be eligible for the energy Audit Program which provides low-cost walk-through energy audits. New York State Industrial and commercial facilities; State and local governments, not-for-profit and private institutions, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and university, and health care facilities. 
  • Due Date:  First come, first serve through 12/15/2011
  • Funding:  Up to $100,000


Existing Facilities Program - Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1219

  • Purpose:  To provide incentives for a variety of energy projects including Pre-Qualified Measures and Performance-Based Incentives Eligibility.
  • Eligibility:  Facility owners, management companies, and tenants with the authority to make improvements are eligible. Facilities may apply either on their own behalf or through their designated applicant. A facility is a building or structure, or campus of contiguous buildings. For electric projects, facilities must pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) as electricity distribution customers of one of the following utilities: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., or Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. For customers that pay the SBC or Con Edison's MAC on less than 50 percent of the total annual electric consumption (kWh) at the facility, the incentive will be prorated. For natural gas projects, facilities must contribute to Con Edison’s Monthly Rate Adjustment (MRA) or be a small commercial National Fuel Gas customer using less than 12,000 Mcf per year. Multi-family buildings are ineligible for the combined heat and power incentive and the Con Edison natural gas incentive.


New Construction Program - Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1501

  • Purpose:  To provide incentives for the purchase and installation of energy-efficient equipment that reduces electric energy consumption in new and substantially renovated buildings.
  • Eligibility:  Businesses, State and local governments, not-for-profits and private institutions, public and private schools, colleges and universities, multifamily buildings seeking green building services, and health care facilities. Applicants must be building owners served by electric utilities participating in New York Energy $martSM programs.
  • Due Date:  First-come, first served basis from 1/4/2010 through 12/31/2010 or until funds are fully committed.
  • Funding:  $53 million available to design/install energy efficiency in new or renovated buildings


Todd Baldyga
Assistant Director
NYS Energy Research & Development Authority
(518) 862-1090 ext. 3354

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