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Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program

Program Name: Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA
Program Type:          Rebates/ Incentives
Technology:         Alternative Energy Generation/ Renewables; Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response
Fuel:              Fuel Neutral
Eligibility:  Commercial, Industrial, and Multifamily Facilities in New York State
Cost:  Part of the electric Systems Benefits Charge (SBC)
Deadline:  December 31, 2025


FlexTech funds energy studies for commercial, industrial and multifamily facilities to evaluate the efficacy of adopting clean energy and sustainability measures.

The goal of the FlexTech program is to improve energy investment decisions for facility owners by sharing the cost of producing an objective, site-specific, and targeted study on how best to implement clean energy and/or energy efficiency technologies, reduce operation and maintenance costs, extend equipment life, and increase occupant comfort.

A FlexTech study can help determine:

  • If a clean energy project is right for your facility;
  • How to reduce energy bills;
  • The payback on potential energy-related building upgrades;
  • How to develop a capital plan that includes clean energy components; and
  • How to electrify your fleet of school buses.


Commercial, industrial, and multifamily facilities in New York State are eligible if such facilities pay into the electric SBC, which is paid by Con Edison customers in Westchester County.

Colleges and Universities must be Clean Green Campus Members.

Small Businesses and Not-For-Profits may be eligible for a subsidized Green Jobs Green New York Energy Study.

P-12 schools in New York State that pay into the electric System Benefits Charge (SBC) and are not designated as a public under-resourced school are eligible to receive assistance. P-12 schools that are designated as a public under-resourced school are eligible to participate in the P-12 Clean Green Schools Initiative.

School Bus Clean Transportation Studies: Public school districts that are not eligible to participate in the Clean Green Schools initiative may apply to the FlexTech Program for assistance with fleet transition plans.

How the Program Works

Customers have the option of selecting either a NYSERDA qualified FlexTech Consultant or an Independent Service Provider of their choosing to perform an approved FlexTech Study.

Eligible study areas can include:

  • Energy efficiency technical analyses;
  • Investigation of an advanced technology or system;
  • Creation of a long-term energy plan;
  • Investigation of deep energy savings;
  • Investigation of clean heating and cooling systems, including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, variable refrigerant flow, and solar heating and cooling;
  • Investigation of distributed energy resources; or
  • School bus electrification studies.

Following the study and upon installation of recommended measures, NYSERDA did reimburse FlexTech customers up to 100% of the total qualifying study cost or installed measure costs for customers who filled out a Reimbursement Request Form and the application was received between June 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

For FlexTech Applications received on or after January 1, 2021:

  • Reimbursement is not available for the installation of lighting or lighting control measures.
  • Multifamily facilities:
    • Must evaluate electrification (i.e., clean heating and cooling measures) or electrification readiness as part of the NYSERDA-approved FlexTech scope of work to be eligible for reimbursement.
    • Level 1+ studies of multifamily facilities are ineligible for reimbursement.

Participants will need to fill out a Reimbursement Request Form along with proof of purchase of the installed measures within 2 years of the NYSERDA issued Purchase Order (PO) date. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visit the FlexTech Addendum for eligible technical assistance services and applicable reimbursement amounts, and the FlexTech Documents and Resources webpage for additional information.

How to Apply

The application process includes the following two steps:

Scope of work and budget templates are available on the FlexTech Documents and Resources page.

Contact Information

Questions can be e-mailed to flextech@nyserda.ny.go.