|Program Name:||Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program|
|Program Sponsor:||NYSERDA (State)|
|Program Type:||Management Software/Data Tracking & Information Sharing/Technical Support|
|Eligibility:||New York State Commercial and Industrial facilities that are New York State electricity customers and pay into the SBC|
|Deadline:||Applications due December 31, 2025|
Through the Strategic Management Program (SEM), NYSERDA provides tools and resources to assist businesses manage energy use in a coordinated and strategic way.
NYSERDA offers two training options that teach businesses how to establish and implement SEM. Through the training, participants will learn to:
Eligible participants include New York State Commercial and Industrial facilities that are New York State electricity customers who pay into the SBC through their electric utility company.
However, all applications will be reviewed and accepted or rejected at NYSERDA’s discretion and NYSERDA will consider only projects that display a potential for energy savings or carbon savings. NYSERDA will also consider additional factors such as the availability of energy and production data, strong executive support for participation, and an existing culture around continuous improvement.
Questions related to eligibility should be forwarded to Kathleen Dooley (contact information listed below).
How The Program Works:
Currently, NYSERDA offers two different training options: “SEM on Demand” and “Virtual Treasure Hunts”
SEM On Demand is a remote-learning training program that includes one-on-one technical support and guidance to facilitate the adoption of SEM. The program uses the United States Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator platform as the backbone for the training with additional targeted technical support, guidance, resources and materials. Facilities that participate in the SEM on Demand program can expect:
Virtual treasure hunts use a virtual energy audit approach that leverages a facility’s on-site staff supported remotely by energy auditors to identify energy saving opportunities, prioritize findings and calculate potential savings.
Facilities that host a virtual treasure hunt will:
Interested facilities should see the Strategic Energy Management Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 4371 for more information on both programs.
How to Apply
Kathleen Dooley, NYSERDA
Nancy Marucci, NYSERDA