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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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EmPower New York   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/16/2014
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Furnaces , Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Heath and Safety Measures, Other Cost-Effective Improvements.
Applicable Sectors: Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:No cost for qualified customers
Installation Requirements:Services are delivered by Building Performance Institute accredited contractors and participating Weatherization Agencies.
Funding Source:Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Program Budget:EEPS Electric (2012 - 2015): $73.7 million
EEPS Gas (2012 - 2015): $97.9 million
RGGI (FY2012 - FY2014): $13.1 million (oil, propane, supplemental gas funding)
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The primary focus of EmPower New York is to provide cost-effective electric reduction measures, such as replacement of refrigerators and installation of high efficiency lighting. This program also offers cost effective home performance measures such as insulation, air sealing and heating system repair or replacement, as well as health and safety measures. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) currently contracts with Honeywell International to implement the EmPower New York Program.

Funding is limited, and services will be targeted to customers on the basis of energy usage and the potential for energy-saving measures. In order to qualify customers must live in a building with 100 or fewer units, and either participate in a low income utility assistance program; are eligible for regular Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits; or have an income at 60% or less of the median income. The program was formerly limited to customers in certain utility service territories, but has been expanded over time with additional funding sources to offer assistance throughout the state for both electric and gas efficiency measures. There is no cost to the customer for these efficiency improvements.

  EmPower New York
P.O. Box 2489
Syracuse, NY 13220
Phone: (800) 263-0960
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