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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/24/2014
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Heat recovery, Compressed air, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Data Center Equipment, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Industrial, Data Centers
Amount:Electric Process and Energy Efficiency: $0.12/kWh (upstate) or $0.16/kWh (downstate)
Gas Process and Energy Efficiency: $15/MMBtu (upstate) or $20/MMBtu (downstate)
Operational and Maintenance: $.05/kWh (electric) and $6/MMBTU (gas)
Maximum Incentive:50% of project cost, up to $5 million per facility per year (electric) or $1 million per facility per year (gas)
Eligible System Size:Minimum incentive of $30,000
Equipment Requirements:Vary by measure
Funding Source:Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/System Benefits Charge (SBC)
Program Budget:Electric: $94.4 million
Gas: $26.8 million
Expiration Date:12/31/2015 (or until funding is exhausted)
Web Site:

Note: As of August 31, 2014 the program is no longer accepting applications for Natural Gas efficiency programs, since all of the funds have been committed. Funds for Electric Efficiency projects are still available, and are actively accepting applications.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers the Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) Program to provide performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers implementing energy efficiency and process improvements that reduce energy costs. The goal of the IPE Program is to help manufacturers and data centers increase product output and data processing to make it as efficient as possible. Incentives are available for both electric and gas efficiency improvements at both existing facilities and in new construction. Facilities must pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) in order to be eligible for incentives. Energy savings projects can fall into several different categories, including but not limited to the examples described below.

Process Efficiency

  • Industrial and data center process improvements or new installations
  • Capacity additions that improve the energy use per unit processed
  • Quality improvement
  • Waste and scrap reduction
  • Throughput increase
  • IT improvements

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy recovery from an industrial process
  • Space conditioning improvements
  • Pumping system improvements
  • Compressed air efficiency
  • Fluid and support system improvements

Operational and Maintenance

  • Compressed air system leak management
  • Replacement of leaking steam traps
  • Installation of cogged styles fan belts
  • Burner tune-up
  • Server power management
  • Air flow controls optimization
  • Dynamic temperature monitoring and adjustment

Incentives are provided on the custom application of commercially available technology. Application for the incentive must be submitted within 90 days of contracting, and before the projects are initiated. Each project will be unique based on the applicant's needs and site-specific process. Energy savings incentives are based on one full year of energy savings. For productivity improvements, the energy savings will be calculated by determining energy use per unit of production or workload before and after the improvement, and multiplying the difference by the new output.

NYSERDA also offers incentives for certain pre-qualified measures and performance incentives for other electric efficiency, gas efficiency, and demand response through the parent Existing Facilities program. Facilities may apply either on their own behalf or through their designated applicant. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is available through December 31, 2015. Interested parties may visit the program website or use the contact information below to find out more information about this program.

  Industrial and Process Efficiency (Data Centers)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Phone: (212) 785-0292
Fax: (518) 862-1091
Web Site:
  Industrial and Process Efficiency (Manufacturing)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Phone: (585) 232-5610 Ext.290
Fax: (518) 862-1091
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

While the DSIRE staff strives to provide the best information possible, the DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. make no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. The DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. disclaim all liability of any kind arising out of your use or misuse of the information contained or referenced on DSIRE Web pages.

Copyright 2014 - 2015 North Carolina State University, under NREL Subcontract No. XEU-0-99515-01. Permission granted only for personal or educational use, or for use by or on behalf of the U.S. government. North Carolina State University prohibits the unauthorized display, reproduction, sale, and/or distribution of all or portions of the content of the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) without prior, written consent.