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Energy Savings Programs

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EmPower+ Income-Eligible Weatherization Program

The EmPower+ program provides no-cost energy-efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. This program is offered through a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Eligibility is based on your household size and annual household income (see guidelines below).

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,852 $34,224
2 $3,730 $44,760
3 $4,608 $55,296 
4 $5,485 $65,820
5 $6,363 $76,356
6 $7,241 $86,892
7 $7,405 $88,860
8 $7,570 $90,840
9 $7,734 $92,808
10 $7,899 $94,788

The current income guidelines for EmPower New York are set at 60% of the state median income.

Whether you own your home or rent, a participating contractor will complete a no-cost home energy assessment to identify if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

  • Installation of high-efficiency lighting
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Replacement of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers
  • Water-saving showerheads

Apply Now

For more information, please call 1-877-NYSMART (1-877-697-6278) or visit the EmPower+ website.

National Grid Energy Efficiency Programs

If you are not income-eligible, you may still qualify for incentives on select energy-efficient products.

Available Rebates


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Solar for All

With Solar for All from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), income-eligible households can subscribe to community solar at no cost. Program participants receive monthly credits on their electricity bills—up to $15 a month—and there are no upfront costs, fees or payments to participate.

Participation does not affect any existing electric bill credit or reduction you have. You may already be eligible for Solar for All if you participate in HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), EmPower+ New York or another electric bill assistance program.

To learn more about Solar for All, please visit the website, email, or call 1-877-NYSMART (1-877-697-6278).


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Energy Saving Tips

Making small changes in your daily activities can add up, lowering energy bills and enhancing home comfort. With our energy savings tips, you can start making changes now.