EmPower New York

    EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. Nearly 160,000 of your neighbors are saving energy and saving money with EmPower New York — without spending a dime. Whether you own your home or rent, a participating contractor will be assigned to you to assess if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

    • Home energy assessment to identify areas of possible energy improvements
    • Tips on how to save energy
    • Installation of high-efficiency lighting
    • Attic and wall insulation
    • Replacement of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers
    • Water-saving shower heads
    • A monthly electric bill credit of between $5-$15 from community solar.


    EmPower New York Eligibility Guidelines

    Homeowners and renters must meet income requirements to qualify for EmPower New York. You may be eligible if you can answer “yes” to these statements:

    • I live in a home or building with 100 units or fewer
    • My household income is below 60 percent of the state median income (same eligibility as regular HEAP benefits; see the chart below to see if your income fits EmPower New York Guidelines)
      I participate in a utility payment assistance program
    • I am an electricity customer of Central Hudson, Con Edison, National Grid, NYSEG, Orange and Rockland, Rochester Gas & Electric and pay SBC
      heat with oil, propane, or kerosene
    • I am responsible for paying utility bills 


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