NYSERDA for Entrepreneurs

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Jeffrey Domanski, Mid-Hudson Regional Outreach Contractor for the NYSERDA EDGE Program at Courtney Strong, Inc., discusses NYSERDA's Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program. The EDGE Program serves as a portal and catalyst for use of NYSERDA's energy efficiency, R&D, jobs creation, and clean-tech business incubation programs.

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  • Point out where to go on NYSERDA website for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy programs
  • ACRE -  New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy 
  • Commercial/InstitutionalEnergy-saving and load-reduction technologies/strategies
  • CHECK TO SEE IF THERE ARE R&D ETC CASE STUDIES ….
  • Want to hear – and for others to hear – who has had experience with NYSERDA programs – and what those experiences are……and if nobody has any experiences of relevance… >>
  • Take-away – I’m paid to help explore how NYSERDA can help you.Will likely point you to another resource – bring someone from NYSERDA – or another focused contractor into the conversation – but we’re the place to start.
  • NYSERDA for Entrepreneurs

    1. 1. NYSERDA for Entrepreneurs iCAN-Global Entrepreneurs Breakfast Forum November 13, 2013 SUNY Rockland Suffern, NY Jeffrey Domanski NYSERDA Regional Outreach Contractor Mid-Hudson Valley 646-483-1338 Jeff.Domanski@courtneystrong.com
    2. 2. Agenda • About NYSERDA • NYSERDA Programs – – – – – – Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Energy Programs Cleaner, Greener Communities Energy Innovation and Business Development Emerging Technologies Accelerated Commercialization Research & Development
    3. 3. NYSERDA New York State Energy Research and Development Authority • Public benefit corporation created in 1975 under the State Public Authorities Law • Mission: – – Reduce energy consumption, promote renewable energy, protect environment EDGE: spur investment and job growth and promote sustainability and resiliency • Funded by rate payers through System Benefits Charge (SBC) • Program Staff and Program Contractors
    4. 4. Courtney Strong Inc. Sectors: • • • Clean tech Higher Education Economic Development • Services: • • - Marketing communications and outreach - Technology events management - Grant writing / business plans - Research and analysis
    5. 5. EDGE Program Economic Development Growth Extension • FREE Outreach and Support for all NYSERDA Programs • Match projects with funding • Support Regional Economic Development Council • Partnerships • CFA assistance
    6. 6. NYSERDA Energy Programs SOURCE: www.nyserda.ny.gov/BusinessAreas/Energy-Efficiency-and-Renewable-Programs/Commercial-and-Industrial.aspx
    7. 7. Energy Programs Overview • Energy analysis • Incentives for equipment, standards • Financing • Sustainability planning and support Programs: New Construction, Existing Facilities, Flex Tech/Industrial Process Efficiency, Small Commercial Energy Assessment, …
    8. 8. Cleaner, Greener Communities “Protect Environment … Secure a Clean Energy Future”
    9. 9. Cleaner, Greener Communities PON 2721 empowers regions to create more sustainable communities by funding smart growth practices that align with Regional Goals Category 3 - Sustainability projects between $1-5 million $25 million available in 2013 Round (closed August 12) $60 million for 2014 and 2015
    10. 10. The CFA http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ Round 3: $760,000,000 (closed August 12, 2013)
    11. 11. NYSERDA Programs SOURCE: www.nyserda.ny.gov/BusinessAreas/Energy-Efficiency-and-Renewable-Programs/Commercial-and-Industrial.aspx
    12. 12. Innovation & Business Development https://www.cleantechnyconnect.com/
    13. 13. I&BD Entrepreneur Support NYSERDA supports business and technology growth essentials. • The Cleantech Executives program: – – • Introduce experienced executives and entrepreneurs to NYS opportunities in the clean energy industry Graduates connect to early-stage clean energy technology companies or business opportunities Mentoring programs include: – – – Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program at High Tech Rochester Pre-seed Workshops Six clean energy business incubators (e.g., iCAN-NY, NYC ACRE)
    14. 14. ETAC-CI Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization “commercially available … underutilized.” “energy efficiency, loadreducing technologies/strategies”
    15. 15. Research & Development
    16. 16. R&D Buildings Programs (examples) Program Opportunity Notices PON 2606 - Advanced Buildings PON 2846 - Innovations in Data Centers and Information Tech & Comm Target: Thought Leaders, Innovative NYS Companies (young/old), Academic Researchers  Must have R&D value. Not kwh incentive. No double dipping.  Propose projects to competitive solicitation  Typical Project $100k to $500K, 6 month to 2 years  Proposal to start - about 6 months 
    17. 17. R&D Case Studies
    18. 18. • Energy Programs • Cleaner, Greener Communities • Energy Innovation and Business Development • Emerging Technologies Accelerated Commercialization • Research & Development
    19. 19. Upcoming Events Courtney Strong “Did you know…?” webinars • November 19 – Municipal Opportunities • December 17 – Solar and Lighting programs • January 21 – Emerging Technologies • Register: http://courtneystrong.com/2013/10/many-programs-many-benefits/ Conference: "Getting to the Bottom Line: Real-World Strategies To Save Dollars & Energy" • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing Strategies • March 2014 • Information / registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8br1uzp6113af4d&oseq=&c=&ch=
    20. 20. Contact Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, and Rockland Jeffrey Domanski Jeff.Domanski@courtneystrong.com Patrice Courtney Strong Pat@courtneystrong.com 646-483-1338 845-331-2238 @MidHudsonEDGE @PatriceCourtney Westchester Melissa Lopez Melissa.Lopez@courtneystrong.com 917-329-7917 @WestchesterEDGE www.courtneystrong.com www.nyserda.ny.gov

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