New York utility companies NYSEG and RG&E are expanding their Small Business Energy Efficiency Program to include Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Livingston, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Putnam, Schuyler, Sullivan and Tioga counties. Business and municipal customers who demand less than 100 KW are eligible to participate in the program, which offers an energy assessment and funding for 70% of the recommended upgrades. The program, which began in May 2010, has saved 1,600 businesses a total of $1,250,000 and 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
The utilities hire and train local workers to conduct the business energy assessments and only select licensed New York contractors to complete the upgrades.
More information for NYSEG customers can be accessed at http://www.nyseg.com/UsageAndSafety/usingenergywisely/eeps/smallbusiness.html.
More information for RG&E customers can be accessed at http://www.rge.com/UsageAndSafety/usingenergywisely/eeps/smallbusiness.html.