Regional Clean Energy Hubs

Read the RFP NYSERDA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support the formation of Regional Clean Energy Hubs (Hubs) in each of the State’s ten economic development regions. Through this RFP, $36M in funding is now available over a five-year period to 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.

The Regional Clean Energy Hubs will:

  • Act as a trusted local resource for community members to learn more about the energy-related programs and services available to them.
  • Increase awareness of these programs and services by leveraging the expertise and trust of local community organizations - particularly those with a proven track record of engaging disadvantaged communities.
  • Develop outreach and engagement strategies to elevate the needs of communities and residents into program and policy development.
  • Address gaps in and advancing diversity of the clean energy workforce by connecting residents with educational, training, and job opportunities and small businesses with resources to support economic development.

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.

Through NYSERDA’s web-based clearinghouse, organizations may complete a Statement of Interest Form to state their interest in teaming on a proposal with other groups in the region.

NYSERDA hosted a Q&A session on the clearinghouse. The webinar recording Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is available for viewing. An FAQ document [PDF] is available, which includes questions from the webinar and other inquires received to-date regarding the Clearinghouse.

NYSERDA will host two pre-bid webinars, “Regional Clean Energy Hubs to Advance an Inclusive Clean Energy Economy,” to provide information about the solicitation. Attendees can register in advance to participate in one or both of the webinars.

Pre-Bid Webinar Materials

How to Apply

Learn more about the program and apply online.

 

For questions pertaining to the RFP, 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.