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Data Center Energy Incentive - New York

Posted on August 4, 2009 by James Cerwinski

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers a Data Center Energy Efficiency performance based incentive to offset the cost of projects that improve energy efficiency in Data Centers.

The Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) has approved funding of 93 million dollars for the period of 2009 - 2011. Their objective is to reduce the state’s consumption by 15% by 2015.

The incentive per kWh saved is $0.16/kWh for Con Edison customers and $0.12/kWh for upstate customers. Applicants are eligible for up to $5,000,000 per facility, not to exceed 50% of project cost.

Key project requirements are:

  • measurement and verification
  • persistence
  • system benefit charge customer

Get started by submitting an application:

Data Center Energy Incentive Application

My understanding is that applications can be processed within a week followed by the following five steps:

  1. site visit for project screening
  2. measurement and verification plan
  3. install monitoring equipment
  4. project installation and 60% incentive payout
  5. post project verification and 40% incentive payout

Let me know if you have success with this program.

James Cerwinski

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