Michael D. Willis
Town of Dansville
Town Supervisor
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:04:31 -0500

PON 2439
On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive Program
NYSERDA announces the availability of approximately $13.8 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use. The incentives, of up to $400,000 per site/customer, will be paid to Eligible Installers who install new approved grid-connected wind energy systems using qualified equipment, in accordance with the eligibility requirements described below. The maximum equipment size shall be 2 MW (2,000 kW) per site/customer. NYSERDA's incentive shall not exceed 50% of the total installed cost of the system. The program will continue through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
1-866-NYSERDA reference PON 2439
DUE DATE: 12/31/2015
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January 5, 2012   Dayle Zatlin, NYSERDA                               (518) 862-1090 ext. 3359

Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Reduce Energy Bills Gets Increased Funding from through NYSERDA in 2012

$46M Available in 2012 for Electric and Heating Efficiency Projects through NYSERDA’s EmPower New YorkSM Program
To help larger numbers of low-income households cut their energy bills in the coming year, funding for EmPower New York will increase by $18 Million, providing a total of $46 million in 2012, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today.
EmPower New York is a NYSERDA program to help low-income residents reduce their use of electricity, improve the efficiency of their heating systems and increase the comfort of their homes. Funding in 2011 totaled $28 million. The additional funding for 2012 is allocated through the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Order of Oct. 25, 2011.
Families that receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) spend 25 percent of their income on utilities, while median-income households spend 4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“When winter comes, many low-income families are faced with the dilemma of whether to pay for food or to pay for heat and lights,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “EmPower New York services help create a more affordable living situation and can really make a difference for many families.”
EmPower New York services are provided free to households earning 60 percent or less of the statewide median income (HEAP eligible). Services include high-efficiency lighting, replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers with new ENERGY STAR qualified models, heating system upgrades, insulation and air sealing, and health and safety testing to ensure the home is properly ventilated and gases are not escaping into the living space.
For every participant, EmPower also provides tips on ways to save energy, like using cold water to wash clothes, unplugging or using a power strip to turn off electronics and chargers when not in use,  turning down the thermostat at night or when the home is unoccupied, and other easy steps that can cut costs.
Since EmPower New York began in 2004, it has provided services to 57,000 low-income households across New York. During 2011, it will serve an estimated 9,000 households. To ensure quality, all EmPower New YorkSM services are provided by Building Performance Institute (BPI)-accredited contractors, and the work is reviewed to make sure it has been done correctly. Approximately 100 contractors across the state participate in the program.

Applicants may apply directly or be referred to the program by participating utilities, local Offices for the Aging and Weatherization Agencies. Energy efficiency services are prioritized based on the potential for cost-effective energy usage reduction. For additional information call 1-800-263-0960 or request an application online.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.  NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.