NYSERDA - Small Commercial Lighting Incentives Program (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name NYSERDA - Small Commercial Lighting Incentives Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, State Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Lighting
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Equipment Requirements Specifications listed at program website
Expiration Date 12/30/2008 (only measures completed after January 1, 2008 are eligible for incentives)

Installation Requirements Lighting must be installed by program "ally"; incentive is paid to ally

Maximum Incentive 50,000

Program Budget $200,000 (most recent extension)

Program Administrator New York Energy $mart Small Commercial Lighting Program
Website http://www.nyserda.org/SCLP2/index.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Note: This incentive program targets lighting contractors, distributors, manufacturers and designers; incentives are not paid directly to small businesses for installing energy efficient lighting. This program was scheduled to expire at the end of June 2008 but has been extended until December 30, 2008 with $200,000 in additional funding. Projects submitted prior to June 30, 2008 that received notice of insufficient funds must meet the newly revised requirements in order to be eligible for the incentive.

The New York Energy $mart Small Commercial Lighting Program (SCLP), administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), provides incentives and information for businesses to install energy-efficient lighting in small commercial spaces. Small commercial spaces are defined as any non-residential space at least 1,000 sq.ft. up to 25,000 sq. ft. Spaces may be in a commercial or industrial building, or a common area in a hotel or multifamily residential establishment. SCLP projects are required to have a 10% better lighting power density than that allowed by the N.Y. Energy code (ECCCNYS 2007), thus saving the user both energy and money.

Lighting contractors, distributors, manufacturers and designers are all eligible to be “Allies” under this program, and are eligible for various incentives associated with bringing effective, energy-efficient lighting to small commercial spaces. The intent of the program is to ensure that each of these Allies is promoting effective, energy-efficient lighting. Allies receive various incentives on individual projects, with a maximum of $50,000 to be paid toward any Ally.

Additional information about the incentive eligibility and qualifying lighting products is listed on the program website and under NYSERDA Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 809. Allies must implement projects for customers who pay the System Benefits Charge to be eligible to receive incentives under the Small Commercial Lighting Program.

Under a revision to this program in July 2007, incentives received by Allies prior to June 1, 2006 will not count to their $35,000 limit.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer
Department New York Energy $mart Small Commercial Lighting Program
Division ICF Consulting
Address 2021 Western Avenue, Ste. 104
Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12203
Phone (866) 698-8177
Phone 2 (518) 452-0097
Email sclp@icfconsulting.com
Website http://sclp.lightingresearch.org/index.asp

  • 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)"