EmPower New York (New York)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name EmPower New York
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Lighting, Refrigerators, Heath and Safety Measures, Other Cost-Effective Improvements.
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount No cost for qualified customers

Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Installation Requirements Services are delivered by Building Performance Institute accredited contractors and participating Weatherization Agencies.

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)

Program Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Website http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Energy-Efficiency-and-Renewable-Programs/Residential/Programs/Low-Income-Assistance/EmPower-Overview.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name EmPower New York
Department Honeywell International
Address P.O. Box 2489
Place Syracuse, New York
Zip/Postal Code 13220
Phone (800) 263-0960

Website http://buildingsolutions.honeywell.com/Cultures/en-US/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"