NYSERDA - $mart Equipment Choices Program

March 05, 2007


NYSERDA’s Smart Equipment Choices Program is designed to accelerate the installation of small renovation and equipment replacement in non-residential structures. A variety of energy efficient measures are available for financial incentives under this program. To apply for incentives, an applicant may submit a pre-approval application prior to purchase and installation and NYSERDA will issue a commitment incentive letter. An applicant may also submit an approval request following installation and, if approved, an incentive payment will be issued. In either case, NYSERDA reserves the right to require post-installation visits for up to 24 months. The current funding is good for equipment purchased between November 28, 2005 and September 30, 2006. The equipment standards eligible for incentives are listed in the application form found at the program website. Eligible customers are electricity distribution customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation who pay the System Benefits Charge (SBC).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.nyserda.org/Programs/SmartEC/default.asp
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Other EE
Maximum Incentive: Up to $10,000 per applicant for electric efficiency equipment; Up to $25,000 for gas efficiency equipment
Equipment Requirements: Must meet the specifications as detailed by the program

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.