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EmPower NY

One of the best ways to save money is to reduce your heat and electricity usage. By reducing the energy your home uses each day, you can:

  • Save on your utility bills each month
  • Make your home safer and more comfortable
  • Reduce pollution

CEO is proud to offer EmPower New York, a program that can help you lower your home energy use through FREE appliance and fixture upgrades. CEO contractors will inspect your home to find where energy is being wasted and decide which upgrades are right for your home.

Some of the possible upgrades include:

  • Light bulbs and light fixtures
  • Energy Star-rated refrigerators
  • Changing to gas dryers (if applicable)
  • Water saving devices and hot water tank insulation (if applicable)

Upgrades will be chosen based on the needs of your home.

CEO can also educate you on new habits  to lower your energy use further. We will also check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working correctly.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for EmPower New York is based on where you live and your income. You may be eligible for CEO’s EmPower New York program if you:

  • Currently live in or near Rensselaer County
  • Are living in a building with 100 units or less
  • Have High usage amounts of electricity (KWH) or gas (Therms)

And either:

  • Have a household income of less than 60% of the state median income (i.e. HEAP eligible)


  • Are currently enrolled in a utility payment assistance program

Contact Us

For more information on CEO’s EmPower New York program, please contact:

John Champitto, Housing Services Manager
Phone: (518) 272-6012 Ext. 321

Office Location: Urban Training Center


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