Agriculture Disaster Energy Efficiency (NY)

EnSave is working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to deliver the Agriculture Disaster Energy Efficiency Program for New York farmers affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

The program provides funding for energy-efficient repair and replacement of damaged electric and natural gas systems and equipment, such as milk processing, cooling, heating, and other farm systems. Assistance is available for equipment or systems purchased on or after August 28, 2011 for sites affected by Hurricane Irene, or September 4, 2011 for sites affected by Tropical Storm Lee.

Funding will be provided at 100 percent of eligible costs minus other aid or insurance proceeds received with a maximum assistance amount of $250,000 per farm.

EnSave is working closely with NYSERDA, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, and other members of the agricultural community to administer the program. EnSave will assist farmers with the application process and work with them to provide documentation necessary to secure their funding.

While the application deadline closed on April 30, 2012, EnSave is actively working with over 60 farmers to approve projects, document installations, and facilitate delivery of over $3.3 million in incentives to farmers.