Regional Clean Energy Hubs

View Clearinghouse Webinar Later this year, NYSERDA will fund the establishment of Regional Clean Energy Hubs (Hubs) in each of the State’s ten economic development regions. Clean Energy Hubs will provide a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that all New Yorkers have equal access to the benefits of the State’s clean energy transition. These benefits include energy saving programs for their homes and businesses that can lower monthly expenses and improve overall well-being, renewable energy options that reduce reliance on fossil fuels, job opportunities in the growing green economy, and more.

NYSERDA encourages teaming among organizations in response to the RFP. Organizations with experience in providing services in the clean energy, energy efficiency, social services, housing, economic development, health, and academic sectors are all encouraged to participate in the development of the Hubs as a new way to offer new services to their constituents and access available funding to do so.

It is anticipated that the majority of Hub proposals will have a lead organization that will outline the overarching approach to engaging that region including their strategy for working with multidisciplinary groups that service area residents. Due to the collaborative nature of the Hubs and the cross-organizational collaboration that will be required for successful proposals, a two-phase process has been created:

Phase 1: Identify interested organizations through NYSERDA’s establishment of a web-based clearinghouse. The clearinghouse will allow organizations to publish their interest in partnering on a proposal with other groups in the region or to work with eventual Hub lead in their region once the Hub is established. Organizations and energy service providers who are interested in working with the Hubs are encouraged to share their information in the clearinghouse, though signing up in the clearinghouse is not required to participate in the eventual RFP.

Organizations seeking teaming opportunities from across the clean energy, environmental, social services, human services, housing, economic development, health, and academic sectors can complete and submit the Statement of Interest form.

NYSERDA hosted a Q&A session on June 8, 2021. The Webinar recordingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is available for listening. An FAQ document [PDF] is also posted which includes questions from the webinar and other inquires received to date regarding the Clearinghouse.

Phase 2: Establish the Clean Energy Hubs through an RFP seeking proposals from organizations to serve as Regional Clean Energy Hubs. Successful proposals will include:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the clean energy landscape of the region, including barriers to participation in the clean energy economy and opportunities to advance engagement
  • Access to resources, programs, and economic development opportunities for residents and small businesses
  • Sub-contractor(s), partner organizations, and how the Hub will function across entities, as well as an approach to working with local groups not yet identified to ensure the mission of the Hubs is met

Through this RFP, up to $36 million will initially be available to fund the Hubs for five years.

For questions pertaining to the Clearinghouse or Statement of Interest Form, please contact project managers Lori Clark (518) 862-1090 ext. 3202 or Bianca Shaw (716) 842-1522 ext. 3039 or cleanenergyhub@nyserda.ny.gov.