Overview of New York's Energy Goals, Strategy, Stakeholders, and Incentives


Comprehensive Energy Strategy & Goals

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV): Achieving NYS Energy Goals by 2030

·       40 % Reduction in GHG Emissions from 1990 Levels

·       50% Generation of electricity must come from renewable energy sources

·       23% Decrease in energy consumption in buildings from 2012 levels.

The 1.5°C plan aligns New York City’s energy goals with the Paris Agreement climate action plan. New York City is also a member of both the C40 and Resiliency100 groups.

80 x 50 
In light of the Paris Agreement’s effort to limit global temperature increase to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, NYC has committed to the 80 x 50. Joining the world’s leading cities in reducing GHG emissions by at least 80% by 2050 with an interim target to reduce emissions 40 percent by 2030 (40 x 30).

Charge NY
Charge NY is New York State’s initiative to get ready to accommodate more than 30,000 plug-in electric vehicles by 2018 and 1 million by 2025. To support these new electric vehicles, the State aims to install 3,000 EV charging stations to support an expected 30,000-40,000 EVs on the road by 2018. This strategy is part of New York's role in the multi-state ZEV Task Force


Key Stakeholders & Partners

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

New York Power Authority (NYPA)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Con Edison

PSEG Long Island

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)


Incentive Programs

Commercial Existing Facilities Program (NYSERDA)

Commercial New Construction Program (NYSERDA)

FlexTech program (NYSERDA)

Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (NYSERDA)

Cool Roofs and Efficient Chillers Rebate (PSEG Long Island)

Natural Gas Rebates (Central Hudson Gas & Electric)

Electric Efficiency Program (Central Hudson Gas & Electric)

Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program (Con Ed)

Demand Response Programs (NYISO)

Performance Based Demand Response (NYSERDA)

Distribution Load Relief Program (NYSERDA)

Steam Air-Conditioning Summer Discount Program (NYSERDA)

Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (Con Ed)

Solar PV & On-Site Wind (NYSERDA)


Feed-in Tariff (PSEG Long Island)