Energy Smart Commercial Lighting Program Incentives (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Energy Smart Commercial Lighting Program Incentives
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-03-18
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by project size and type

Start Date 01/01/2009 (earliest date for Participation Agreements)
Expiration Date 2011-12-30 (expired)
Funding Source System Benefits Charge

Maximum Incentive 75,000 per "Business Partner"

Program Budget $300,000 (August 2011 - December 2011)

Program Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The expiration date for this program listed in Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 1059 has now passed. This summary has been retained for informational purposes only and will be updated as further information becomes available.

Under the New York Energy $mart Program, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers incentives for energy-efficient lighting projects implemented by participants in NYSERDA's Commercial Lighting Program.* As of August 2011, through December 30, 2011 a total of $300,000 is available on a first-come, first-served basis for projects designed to improve energy-efficient lighting in commercial facilities. Contractors, distributors, designers, architects, engineers, energy services companies (ESCOs), interior designers, manufacturing representatives, and other lighting decision makers are eligible to apply. The program does not offer incentives directly to end-use customers. The incentive amount varies by project size and type. See the program web site for details.

To receive incentives under this program, the applicant must be approved as a "Business Partner" by NYSERDA. In addition, the applicant must target customers located in the following electric utility service territories: Central Hudson Gas and Electric, Con Edison, New York State Electric and Gas, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, or Rochester Gas and Electric. Projects must be implemented in a building that contributes to the state's System Benefits Charge (SBC) through one of these utilities. Business Partner Participation Agreements executed on or after January 1, 2009 are effective until December 30, 2011, at which time they will expire.

*For more information on how to participate in NYSERDA'S Commercial Lighting Program, contact ICF International, NYSERDA’s program administrator, at 1-866-698-8177.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - NY Energy $mart Commercial Lighting Program

Address c/o ICF International
Address 2 215 Washington Ave Ext, Unit 2
Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12205
Phone (866) 698-8177


  • 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)"