Acquired Savings
Energy savings are generally considered acquired when both the measure is installed and currently operational, and the funds associated with the measure or project have been expended.
Beneficial Electrification, Gross Annual (MWh)
The annual increased MWh consumption associated with fuel-switching from natural gas, oil, or other fuel type to electricity for a measure. Examples include heat pumps and electric vehicles.
Budget (Dollars)
Program-related budgets are inclusive of funds spent on: Incentives & Services, Implementation, Tools, Training and Replication, Research and Technology Studies, and Business Support. Portfolio-level budgets include funds spent on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification of programs, as well as Administration costs.
CO2e Emission Reductions, Gross Annual (Metric Tons)
The carbon emissions reduction in CO2 equivalent metric tons attributed to gross annual energy savings, using the emissions factors established. This is inclusive of both the positive and negative impacts from beneficial electrification and fuel-switching.
Committed Savings
Energy savings are considered committed when the funds associated with the measure are encumbered. This does not include acquired savings.
Direct/Indirect Benefits
Direct benefits are impacts attributable to activities funded by Program Administrators. Indirect benefits are expected longer-term market effects from follow-on market activity that are not directly funded by Program Administrators.
Effective Useful Life (EUL)
The median number of years that measures are considered effective at reducing energy consumption or demand.
Electricity Peak Demand Reductions, Gross (MW)
System peak demand reduction, expressed in units of MW, is measured as the difference between the existing demand of equipment or systems prior to installation of energy efficiency measures and the reduced demand of equipment or systems after installation of energy efficiency measures, coincident with the New York Control Area (NYCA) peak hours, defined as the hottest annual non-holiday weekday occurring during June, July or August.
Electricity Savings, Gross Annual (MWh)
The annual MWh electricity savings that are associated with an energy saving measure.
Encumbered Funds
The current amount of funds that are tied to executed contracts, completed applications which have been determined to meet basic eligibility criteria but for which the program administrator does not have in hand an executed contract, and contracts awarded through competitive solicitations which are not yet executed.
Expended Funds
Funds that have been paid or remitted.
Fuel Savings, Gross Annual (MMBtu)
The annual fuel savings in millions of British thermal units (MMBtu) that are associated with an energy saving measure.
Fuel Switching, Gross Annual (MMBtu)
The annual increased MMBtu consumption associated with fuel-switching from electricity, measured in Megawatt-hours (MWh), to natural gas or other fuel type for a measure. Examples include combined-heat-and-power (CHP).
Fuel-type Funding Source
Program funding source, either electric or gas.
Gross Annual Savings
Savings associated with a measure during a full year of installation, as estimated by deemed savings approaches or algorithms contained in the Technical Resource Manual (TRM), or custom analysis/modeling, without any evaluation adjustments applied (such as free-riders, spillover or realization rates).
Gross Lifetime Savings
Savings over the lifetime of a measure, based on the measure's Effective Useful Life, that have not been adjusted for free-ridership, spillover or realization rates.
Leveraged Funds (Dollars)
Total estimated non-ratepayer leveraged funds, both private and public, including customer out-of-pocket costs, directly resulting from the program's projects. This includes subsequent funding at specific pilot or project locations of measures taken as a result of prior supported investment.
LMI/Market Rate
Low-to Moderate-Income (LMI), defined as households at or below 80% of State or Area Median Income; Market Rate, used when not LMI or for Residential/Multifamily households above 80% of State or Area Median Income.
MMBtu stands for one million British thermal units (BTU) and is a measure of the energy content in fuel.
A Megawatt (MW) is a unit of power equivalent to one million watts of electricity.
A megawatt-hour (MWh) is a unit of measure of electricity used over time and equivalent to one thousand kilowatt-hours or one million watt-hours.
Participant Bill Savings, Gross Annual (Dollar)
Estimated retail value of the avoided gross energy use or of the total gross clean generation produced by a renewable energy system for participants of a program.
Participants (Count)
Number of entities or individuals for which incentives or services resulted in engagement and/or savings.
Program Administrator
And entity (NYSERDA or an investor-owned utility) which administers a program. Current program administrators included in the Dashboard are:
• CenHud is the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
• ConEd is Consolidated Edison also known as Con Edison
• KEDLI is KeySpan Gas East Corp., but doing business as National Grid
• KEDNY is the Brooklyn Union Gas Company, but doing business as National Grid NY
• NFG is the National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
• NiMo is the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, but doing business as National Grid
• NYSEG is the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
• O&R is the Orange and Rockland Utilities
• RG&E is the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
• NYSERDA is the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Program-level benefits and budgets planned by each Program Administrator in an effort to reach portfolio-level, targets authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission.
Collection of programs or initiatives, such as:
• The Clean Energy Fund (CEF)
• EE Transition stands for the Energy Efficiency Transition Implementation Plans (ETIPs)
• EE Portfolio is short for the energy efficiency programs and initiatives that have been incorporated into the utilities’ core businesses with associated costs recovered through base delivery rates.
Primary End-Use Sector
End-use sectors purchase or produce energy for their own consumption and not for resale and include: Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily, Multisector, Residential, Transportation.
Program Description
Brief text describing the program that is displayed as context within the Clean Energy Dashboard.
Renewable Energy Capacity, Gross (MW)
The capacity in Megawatts (MW) of renewable energy sources including, but not be limited to, solar photovoltaic, wind, anaerobic gas digester, fuel cells and solar thermal.
Renewable Energy Generation, Gross Annual (MWh)
The annual electricity generated from renewable energy sources including but not limited to solar photovoltaic, wind, anaerobic gas digester, fuel cells and solar thermal. Typically, a capacity factor is applied to the MW capacity to estimate the annual generation.
Benefits and budgets established through an order of the New York State Public Service Commission.
Total Energy Savings, Gross Annual (MMBtu equivalent)
The annual energy savings from both electric and fuel saving measures, measured in millions of British thermal units (MMBtus). This metric is equal to the sum of Electricity Savings, Gross Annual (MWh) and Beneficial Electrification, Gross Annual (MWh), multiplied by a MWh to MMBtu conversion factor of 3.412, plus Fuel Savings, Gross Annual (MMBtu) and Fuel Switching, Gross Annual (MMBtu).

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