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NYSERDA Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program

Program Name: Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA
Program Type:          Rebates/Incentive
Technology:               Energy Storage
Fuel:               Electricity
Eligibility:                        Businesses that pay into the System Benefits Charge
Cost:  Application Based


NYSERDA offers a single up-front payment at a fixed incentive amount per kilowatt hour (kWh) of usable energy storage for projects up to 5 megawatts (MW).


Small businesses, as well as large commercial and industrial businesses, that pay into the System Benefits Charge are eligible. Demand metered customers installing standalone storage or adding storage to a completed solar project are also eligible.

How the Program Works

Incentives for all retail storage projects are provided through a network of participating contractors approved under the Energy Storage program. To get started, interested participants should select a participating contractor to inspect the location, determine the best size system, technology and siting options. The participating contractor will also submit all paperwork to NYSERDA on the participant’s behalf.

Available incentives vary throughout the State. NYSERDA’s Incentive Dashboard provides the applicable incentive amounts by region.

How to Apply

Select a participating contractor from the NYSERDA-approved list of participating contractors and schedule a site inspection.

Contact Information

Questions can be submitted via email to or asked by phone at 1.866.NYSERDA.