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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NYS announces $40 million in stimulus funding for state energy program projects

New York State this week announced that $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding has been awarded to New York municipalities, public schools, universities and colleges, hospitals and not-for-profit agencies to support 118 energy conservation projects. The energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean fleet projects are estimated to reduce energy and operating costs by $13.5 million annually.

The projects, which were competitively selected through the State Energy Program, represent the program's second round of funding that will total $74 million. Additional awards are expected to be made before the end of the year. Measures funded include installation of lighting and lighting controls, heating, cooling and controls, building envelope, photovoltaic systems, high efficiency biomass boilers, solar thermal, small wind generators and alternative-fuel refueling stations and vehicles.

The following tables show the distribution of funds by sector:

Sector Number of Awards Funds Awarded
Hospitals & Not-for Profits 23 $6,783,984
Public K-12 Schools 31 $16,803,928
Municipalities 42 $11,378,121
Public Colleges & Universities 22 $5,173,838

NYSERDA received more than 300 proposals and evaluated on a competitive basis. Primary selection criteria included technical viability, cost-effectiveness, demonstration of compliance with program requirements, and cost sharing.

The next round of funding for the remaining $8.8 million has been announced with proposals due to NYSERDA on April 7, 2010. Visit for more information about RFP 1613.

A detailed table of the energy conservation projects awarded can be found at: