|Program Name:||Con Edison Multifamily Clean Heat Program|
|Program Sponsor:||Con Edison & NYSERDA (Private Utility & State)|
|Technology:||Alternative Energy Generation/Renewables|
|Eligibility:||Con Edison customer; Multifamily Properties with 5+ residential units|
To achieve New York State’s goals for a low carbon future, NYSERDA and the New York electric utilities have partnered to offer a range of initiatives to make heat pumps more affordable and accessible. Through the program, Con Edison offers customers incentives to reduce the upfront costs of Air-Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Ground-Source Heat Pumps(GSHPs) for both space heating and cooling, as well as Heat Pump Water Heaters for water heating.
Extraordinary program growth in late 2021 into early 2022 lead the New York State Public Service Commission to pause applications for large multifamily buildings and limit custom GSHP incentives to a $1 million maximum per project. In August 2022, the PSC approved an additional $518 million in funding and up to $10 million per month of additional funding. However, Con Edison ended program incentive structures for Category 4 (Custom Space Heating Applications) and Category 4A (Heat Pump + Envelope) ground source heat pump(GSHP) projects, waitlisting these projects effective July 11, 2022. Funding for these categories and ASHPs was exhausted and has yet to resume.
Buildings in the area affected by the Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium can receive an incentive increase of 30% above the current incentive rates.
To be eligible, customers must own or manage a residential multifamily building with 5+ residential units, have an eligible Con Edison electric account, and pay into the EE tracker.
How the Program Works
The first step is to find and hire a participating contractor that will help identify appropriate equipment and install the heat pump. Program rebates will then be deducted by the installer from the total project cost.
How to Apply
Submit an interest form and a Clean Heat Program expert will guide you through the process to find the best system for your multifamily building and a participating contractor to complete the installation.