Become a Participating Contractor

If you install or design heat pumps, including air source, ground source (geothermal), or are a geothermal heat pump driller, you’re encouraged to join the NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractor network.

Please read Section 4 of the NYS Clean Heat Program Manual to learn how to become a Participating Contractor.

Heat pump water heater installers are not required to join the Participating Contractor network, however there are other requirements detailed in the NYS Clean Heat Program Manual.

How to Enroll

To be eligible to apply for incentives from a NYS energy company follow the steps outlined below, please note all steps are required to become a NYS Clean Heat participating contractor.

Step 1. Complete the Contractor Application and Energy Company Participation Agreement(s) — Required

Step 1a. Participating Contractor Application

Complete the Participating Contractor Application — there is only one joint-utility form covering all NYS energy companies. Page 2 of the application details required “Documents Needed”, you’ll want to gather these documents to submit them after Step 1b.

Step 1b. Energy Company Participation Agreement(s)

Complete the Agreement for each energy company you plan to submit incentive applications to:

Email your completed application (Step 1a), participation agreement(s) (Step 1b), W9 Form, and any required documentation (certificate of insurance, trainings, and/or certifications, etc. as detailed in the application) to each energy company you plan to submit incentive applications to:

Step 2. Read and Sign the NYSERDA Participation Agreement — Required

This is the final step to completing your NYS Clean Heat participating contractor status. In addition to finalize your status, this step included many added benefits:

  • NYSERDA administers the Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Loan Fund which enables Participating Contractors to offer residential financing to their customers.
  • Participating Contractors are eligible for cost-share incentives to support advertising, special promotions, and/events through the Cooperative Advertising and Training for Clean Energy Partners program.
  • Information provided on the NYSERDA Participation Agreement will populate the NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractors searchable database list that potential heat pump customers will use to locate contractors in their area.

Additionally, the agreement allows NYSERDA to provide Quality Assurance inspections and covers general indemnification and insurance requirements and terms and conditions related to the GJGNY Financing Program.

Step 3. Submit Your Incentive Applications

Note: Steps 1 and 2 must be completed prior to submitting any incentive applications. Failure to do so, will delay the review and payment of these applications.

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric: Submit your incentive applications through the online application site.
  • Con Edison:
    • Residential, Multifamily, and Small-to-Medium Business Projects: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Send an email stating that you have project(s) ready for pre-approval/submittal. Con Edison, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Large Custom Projects: Email CleanHeatCommercial@coned.com, stating that you have project(s) that are ready for 1) submittal of projects requesting prescriptive incentives or 2) requesting review of a project for custom incentive eligibility. Con Edison, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project data requests, project eligibility, and/or pre-approval decisions.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, Con Edison, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
    • Con Edison is working to finalize a heat pump contractor incentive process and will communicate the finalized process shortly. For any general inquiries, please also reach out to CleanHeat@ConEd.com.
  • National Grid: Complete the incentive application and follow the instructions at the top of the application.
  • New York State Electric and Gas Corporation: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@nysegrgecleanheat.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. NYSEG, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, NYSEG, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
  • Orange & Rockland:
    • For all Orange and Rockland Projects: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@OandRresidential.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. Orange and Rockland, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, Orange and Rockland, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
  • Rochester Gas & Electric: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@nysegrgecleanheat.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. RG&E, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, RG&E, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Please reach out to the specific energy company contacts with your questions about the program or application process.