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State-Level Customer Engagement Partner


NYSERDA
Customer Engagement Partner NYSERDA
Contact Dr. Dana Levy
Address 17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
Phone +15188621090
Email [email protected]
Website www.nyserda.ny.gov/CHP
Program Description
Since 2000, NYSERDA has administered a series of CHP incentive programs of various styles, with specific emphasis on preference for packaged CHP since 2012. For the five-year term 2013-2017, NYSERDA issued 133 contracts totaling $48 million supporting the aggregate deployment of 30 MW of clean and highly-efficient packaged CHP systems (applications received and viable but not yet contracted through early 2019 represent an additional $52 million of incentives).

NYSERDA animates the market through education and outreach, technical assistance, and cost-sharing of detailed site-specific feasibility studies. Education and outreach includes a wide range of activities, such as site tours of operational CHP systems, vendor-to-customer expositions, and a performance data website that benchmarks a CHP project against its peers (https://der.nyserda.ny.gov/). Technical assistance is provided via NYSERDA’s expert helper agent and includes no-cost preliminary screening for applicability/sizing of CHP systems, as well as one-on-one coaching to assist a host site with preparing an RFP, conducting a tour for prospective bidders, vetting received bids, contemplating the procurement options of buying or leasing or Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

NYSERDA has offered incentive funds for the installation of CHP systems via pre-screened solution providers. Beginning in 2013, the NYSERDA CHP incentive budget was approximately $100 million -- the incentive program achieved early success, and by February 2019 the budget became exhausted and the program closed. Even though the incentive rate periodically declined, the market uptake continued to ramp-up, reached a tipping point in February 2019, and it now appears that the market in New York can flourish driven by market-based compensation even in the absence of incentives. There is a continuing role for NYSERDA to sponsor education and outreach to both drive customer preference for CHP solutions and to assist solution providers’ capabilities to deliver replicable modular/packaged CHP systems.

NYSERDA is exploring program offerings to further position CHP as a resiliency solution at critical infrastructure, including a possible future incentive program for CHP when paired with Solar+Storage (hybrid systems). If NYSERDA issues such a Solar+Storage+CHP program, NYSERDA would link the requirement for eligibility for such incentives to a specific subset of those packages/solution providers recognized in the USDOE CHP eCatalog.
Technical Assistance
NYSERDA animates the market through education and outreach, technical assistance, and cost-sharing of detailed site-specific feasibility studies. Education and outreach includes a wide range of activities, such as site tours of operational CHP systems, vendor-to-customer expositions, and a performance data website that benchmarks a CHP project against its peers (https://der.nyserda.ny.gov/). Technical assistance is provided via NYSERDA’s expert helper agent and includes no-cost preliminary screening for applicability/sizing of CHP systems, as well as one-on-one coaching to assist a host site with preparing an RFP, conducting a tour for prospective bidders, vetting received bids, contemplating the procurement options of buying or leasing or Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
For more information, see: www.nyserda.ny.gov/CHP