Now Offering Empower+ Program


WHO is Eligible

Electric distribution customers of a participating utility

(see New York Energy $martSM below) that live in

buildings with 100 units or less, and either participate in

a utility payment program or have a household income

below 60% of state median income are eligible (i.e.,

HEAP eligible). Services are also provided to low-income

National Fuel Gas customers referred by that utility.

WHAT this Program Offers

The focus of EmPower+  is on cost-effective

electric reduction measures, particularly lighting and

refrigerator replacements, as well as other cost-effective

home performance strategies such as insulation, and

health and safety measures. On-site energy use education

provides customers with additional strategies for

managing their energy costs.

WHAT is the Cost

There is no cost to most customers. In some rental, or special situations

certain measures may require a contribution

WHO Provides Services

The New York State Energy Research and Development

Authority (NYSERDA). The energy efficiency services are delivered

by private contractors and participating Weatherization

Agencies, all of whom are Building Performance Institute

(BPI) Accredited.

HOW to Apply

We now have the ability to determine eligibility and fill out applications right here in the office!

Please contact us for additional information.

Of course, referrals will also be accepted from participating utilities, local

Offices for the Aging, Departments of Social Services, and

Weatherization Assistance Program Agencies across the

State, including the Department for the Aging and the

Human Resources Administration in New York City.

Energy efficiency services are prioritized based on the

potential for cost-effective energy usage reduction.

For additional information contact 716-483-0100

NEW YORK Energy $mart SM

All New York Energy $mart SM Programs are

funded by a System Benefits Charge (SBC) paid

by electric distribution customers of Central Hudson,

Con Edison, NYSEG, National Grid, Orange and

Rockland, and Rochester Gas and Electric. NYSERDA,

a public benefit corporation established by law in 1975,

administers SBC funds and programs under an agreement

with the Public Service Commission.

New York Energy $martSM Programs are designed

to lower electricity costs by encouraging energy

efficiency as the State’s electric utilities move to

competition. The programs are available to electric

distribution customers (residential, commercial,

institutional, and industrial) who pay into the SBC.