New York is the First State to Implement the HEAR Program Under the Federal Inflation Reduction Act

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy to implement the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR) Program under the federal Inflation Reduction Act. The state is the first to do so, and the program aims to lower energy costs, improve the environment and the electrical grid, and create good-paying jobs in construction, utilities, and domestic manufacturing. NYSERDA is also seeking additional funding to help moderate-income households and larger multifamily residential buildings make energy efficiency and electrification upgrades.


New York Leads in Adopting Federal Inflation Reduction Act’s HEAR Program

The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR) Program under the Federal Inflation Reduction Act is being implemented in New York, making it the nation’s first state to do so. This program boosts the Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) EmPower+ incentives for low-income households to enhance energy efficiency.

The primary objective is three-fold; reduce energy costs, improve the environment and electrical grid, and stimulate job creation in construction, utilities, and domestic manufacturing. The implementation process, which involves expanding to moderate-income households and larger multifamily residential buildings, is currently underway.

The announcement took place at the Andromeda Community Initiative in Long Island City, Queens, featuring U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, White House Senior Advisor John Podesta, Governor Kathy Hochul, NYSERDA President Doreen Harris, among others. More information is available on energy.gov/save or by calling 1-866-NYSERDA (6973732).

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