|Challenge Title:||The Innovative Market Strategies Program|
|Challenge Owner:||The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).|
|Challenge Award:||There is a total of $10 million available through this program.|
|Challenge Blurb:||NYSERDA’s Innovate Market Strategies Program is seeking to fund emerging clean energy solutions that have the potential to accelerate uptake or strengthen the value proposition of energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and/or address affordability and equitable access. The goal of this Program is to identify and fund projects that demonstrate promising approaches to scaling adoption of clean energy solutions in New York State.|
|Challenge Description:||NYSERDA invites Concept Proposals for Innovative Market Strategies that have the potential to accelerate uptake or increase the value proposition of energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, or related clean energy solutions. The goal of this Program is to identify and fund projects demonstrating promising approaches to scaling clean energy and efficiency adoption in New York State. For profit, not-for-profit, and public entities with energy solutions that have high potential for success are encouraged to apply. Proposals may include, but are not limited to; promising approaches to achieving carbon neutral buildings, increasing the ability for buildings to serve as resources for the grid, aggregation strategies that can reduce cost, innovative and/or underutilized business models that can support deep energy efficiency projects, demonstrations that have the potential to address utility needs, increasing access and affordability to low-to moderate-income residents, and scaling clean energy adoption in historically underserved communities.|
|Open for Submissions:||Yes.|
This solicitation employs a two-step application process. Proposers must initially submit a Concept Proposal. Full Proposals are considered by invitation only. Concept Proposals are invited on a rolling basis until further notice via NYSERDA’s website.
|Deadline for Submissions:||Continuous.|
|Finalist Announcement:||NYSERDA will accept concept proposals on an ongoing basis through 2022 or until NYSERDA closes this solicitation.|
|Winner Announcement:||NYSERDA will accept concept proposals on an ongoing basis through 2022 or until NYSERDA closes this solicitation.|
|Registration Details:||Concept proposals should be submitted through https://portal.nyserda.ny.gov/CORE_Solicitation_Login_Page?SolicitationId=a0rt000000hDOeQAAW|
For information on guidelines on how to submit concept papers and proposals; https://portal.nyserda.ny.gov/resource/1539968785000/NYSERDA_Solicitation_User_Guide
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