NYSERDA Issues RFP for Focus on Industrial and Process

April 16, 2009

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued an “Energy Smart Focus Program Focus on Industrial and Process Request for Proposal (RFP) 1263” to develop and implement statewide outreach strategies to address customers in the industrial and process sector and improvements in process energy efficiency. This includes industrial facilities and data centers. NYSERDA will provide $6 million in funding to the selected proposer(s). Proposals are due Wednesday, June 3, 2009, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.  

RFP strategies to consider include, but are not limited to: targeted outreach; one-on-one interaction; performance-based recruitment incentives; training; leveraging partnerships with trade associations; integration with local, state, regional, and national efforts; recognition of sector leaders; and guidance for and assistance to customers using NYSERDA programs and services. NYSERDA’s preference is to award one contract. However, separate contracts may be necessary to effectively serve both industrial facilities and data centers. A team approach is encouraged. The initial contract will be for a one-year period with two optional one-year contract extensions at NYSERDA’s discretion. View the full RFP.  

Informational Meeting and Contacts
NYSERDA is hosting two non-mandatory informational meetings that will serve as question and answer sessions for the RFP, as well as a venue for networking and team development opportunity for industrial facility and data center service providers: 

  • April 28, 2009, 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, NYSERDA’s office in New York City, New York
  • April 30, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York’s office in Syracuse, New York 

A conference call dial-in number will be available for both meetings. Visit NYSERDA’s Web site for additional information, including site addresses and call-in numbers.  

Industrial Technologies Program Funding Opportunities
Keep informed about current U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) funding opportunities by visiting ITP's Financial Opportunities Web page.