Seize NYSERDA Energy Funding

Oct. 22, 2013
Explore current funding opportunities for commercial buildings.

Can your building profit from funding for an energy efficiency project?

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides funds to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.

For current Program Opportunity Notices (PONs), click on the Funding Opportunities tab here. At the site, you can also sign up to receive emails on PON updates as well as future opportunities.

The following list of current PONs applies to commercial buildings.

New Construction Program Financial Incentives
$90,981,268 is available to conduct technical assessments of energy efficiency improvements in building designs and to offset a portion of the incremental capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment.

Additional incentives and services are offered for buildings that achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or New York Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NY-CHPS) certification. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2015, or until funds are fully committed.

FlexTech Program
The FlexTech Program seeks customers interested in receiving cost-shared analysis of energy efficiency technical evaluations, process improvement analysis, energy master plans, retrocommissioning, and development of peak-load curtailment plans (PLCPs) of their existing facilities as well as combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies for implementation within existing facilities. Applications will be accepted beginning through Dec. 31, 2015, or until funds are fully committed.

Solar PV Program Financial Incentives
NYSERDA provides cash incentives for the installation by eligible installers of new grid-connected solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 200 kW or less. Funding for the program has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard. Incentives are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2015, or until funds are fully committed. Total incentives available are subject to revision by the New York Public Service Commission.

Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-Sited Tier Fuel Cell Program
Financial incentives are available to support the installation and operation of continuous duty fuel cell systems in the state, with up to $1 million available for systems rated larger than 25 kW and $50,000 for systems rated at 25 kW or less.

CHP Acceleration Program
NYSERDA will fund the installation of pre-qualified, pre-engineered CHP systems by approved vendors at customer sites that pay the SBC surcharge on their electric bill, or are located within New York City or Westchester County and the CHP system will be fueled by natural gas that is subject to the SBC surcharge on the gas bill. Funds are allocated on a site-by-site, first-come, first-served basis through Dec. 30, 2016, or until all funds are committed. The maximum system size is 1.3 mW. The maximum incentive per project, including bonuses, is $1.5 million.

New York Sun Competitive PV Program
NYSERDA invites proposals for the installation of customer-sited PV projects in New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) load zones A through J and renewable biogas-fueled electric generation projects in zones G through J. All systems must be greater than 200 kW. Complete proposals that demonstrate project viability and capability will be competitively selected based on their incentive bid in dollars per kilowatt hour. All projects must be installed within eight months of the award date.

CHP Performance Program
NYSERDA offers funding to promote installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available CHP systems with an aggregate nameplate greater than 1.3 mW that provide summer on-peak demand reduction. Incentives are performance-based and correspond to demand reduction (kW), energy generation (kWh), and fuel conversion efficiency (FCE) achieved annually over a two-year measurement and verification period.

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