Existing Facilities Program (New York)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Existing Facilities Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, LED Exit Signs, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Data Center Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Room Air Conditioners, Interval Meters|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Pre-qualified Measures: Varies|
Electric Efficiency: $0.12 per kWh (upstate), $0.16 per kWh (downstate)
|Eligible System Size||Performance-Based Incentives: $30,000 minimum incentive (smaller projects may use pre-qualified incentives)|
|Equipment Requirements||Vary by measure|
|Expiration Date||2015-12-31 (or until funding exhausted)|
|Funding Source||Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)|
|Maximum Incentive|| Pre-Qualified Measures (General): $30,000 (electric and gas)|
Electric Efficiency and Energy Storage: 50% of cost or $2 million
|Program Budget|| Electric: $107 million (2012 - 2015)|
Gas: $4.9 million (2013 - 2015)
|Program Administrator||New York State Energy Research and Development Authority|
The NYSERDA Existing Facilities program merges the former Peak Load Reduction and Enhanced Commercial and Industrial Performance programs. The new program offers a broad array of different incentives to electricity and natural gas customers within the state that pay the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Energy service companies (ESCOs) that implement efficiency measures for eligible customers are likewise eligible. Both pre-qualified equipment rebates and performance based rebates are offered under this program, as described below. Projects with a simple payback greater than 18 years, or less than 1 year (or 6 months for manufacturing and data center projects) are not eligible for incentives.
Pre-qualified Measures The pre-qualified equipment category is designed to support comparatively small electric and natural gas efficiency projects through fixed $/unit equipment rebates. The general technologies covered by the pre-qualified designation are as follows: lighting, HVAC, chillers, motors, variable frequency drives, interval meters, natural gas equipment, commercial washing equipment, commercial refrigeration, and commercial kitchen equipment. Pre-qualified applications should be sent within 90 days of the invoice for purchase and installation of the equipment. Incentives are limited to $30,000 per facility per year for electric efficiency incentives and $30,000 per facility per year for natural gas efficiency incentives.
Performance-based Incentives This category of incentives is generally oriented towards large improvement projects. Performance incentives are available for electric efficiency, natural gas efficiency (National Fuel customers only), energy storage, demand response, monitoring-based commissioning, and industrial and process efficiency (Industrial and Process Efficiency Program details). Performance incentives are awarded as one-time payments based on the expected first-year savings offered by a given improvement. Customers of downstate utilities (defined as Consolidated Edison and National Grid) are generally eligible for higher incentives than customers of other utilities. Each category of performance incentive is governed by a distinct set of eligibility limits, incentive limitations, equipment requirements, and other rules. Some of the basic program rules are described in the fields above this summary.
The general deadline for applications under this program is December 31, 2015, or until program funding is exhausted. Please consult the program website for additional rules and application information or seeProgram Opportunity Notice (PON) 1219 for additional program contacts.
|Contact Name||Eric Mazzone|
|Department||New York State Energy Research and Development Authority|
|Address||17 Columbia Circle|
|Place||Albany, New York|
|Phone||(866) 697-3732 Ext:3371|
|Phone 2||(518) 862-1090|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.