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Financial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance Programs

 

A wide range of natural gas equipment is available to meet the needs of commercial and industrial businesses. Take advantage of them today to get even more benefits out of your business’s natural gas service.

 

The New York Area Development Program

This program provides grants for specific projects in order to stimulate economic activity and redevelopment in our service area.

To be approved for funding by National Fuel, projects must be natural gas–related and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Stimulate investment in infrastructure for the development or redevelopment of underutilized industrial or commercial property, including but not limited to brownfield sites or brownfield opportunity areas.
  • Create new employment opportunities or higher-value employment opportunities.
  • Provide workforce training or retraining to assure that higher-value skills are available in the workforce, when needed.
  • Stimulate private investment in the form of direct capital expenditures needed to expand employment.
  • This program was developed in conjunction with the New York State Public Service Commission. Click here to view the case.
View the 2020 Area Development Program Report

New York Business Development Rates

A transportation rate discount is available for businesses that qualify and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • New facility (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Existing facility purchased/leased and vacant 6 months or more (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Expansion of existing facility (minimal annual incremental usage of 12,000 Ccf)

New York Excelsior Job Program Rates

A transportation rate discount is available for businesses that have been awarded a New York State Excelsior Jobs Program Certificate and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • New facility (minimal annual usage of 12,000 Ccf)
  • Existing facility purchased/leased and vacant 6 months or more (minimal annual usage of 12,000 Ccf)
  • Expansion of existing facility (minimal annual incremental usage of 6,000 Ccf)

Capital Buydown Programs

These programs provide incentives for specific projects in order to aid large commercial and industrial customers in installing incremental gas-fired equipment at their facilities within National Fuel’s service territory. These incentives can  assist with the upfront capital costs associated with either gas infrastructure and/or gas equipment needed for a specific project.

These programs were developed in conjunction with the New York State Public Service Commission.

Partnership to Revitalize the Industrial Manufacturing Economy of WNY (PRIME-WNY)

National Fuel’s Partnership to Revitalize the Industrial Manufacturing Economy of WNY (PRIME-WNY) Pilot Program may be able to assist your business’s installation of incremental gas-fired equipment at an industrial facility or commercial property. Through an agreement with the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC), funding is available to reduce the capital cost of system improvements, associated piping, and/or customer gas-fired equipment that would enable additional natural gas consumption.  The program provides upfront capital buydowns for specific projects in order to aid large commercial and industrial customers in installing incremental gas-fired equipment at their facilities within National Fuel’s service territory. View the case.

2020 PRIME-WNY Pilot Program Report

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Capital Buydown Program

National Fuel’s NGV Capital Buydown Program may be able to assist your company in converting to Natural Gas Vehicles. Through an agreement with the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC), funding is available  to help customers reduce the cost of installing Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) refueling stations and/or purchasing new vehicles, thereby lowering their total project  payback. View the case.

2020 Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Program Report

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Capital Buydown Program

National Fuel’s CHP Capital Buydown Program may be able to assist your company in the purchase of CHP equipment. CHP is a technology that simultaneously produces electricity and useful waste heat from natural gas. It offers advantages to commercial and industrial energy users where energy costs and reliability are a concern. Through an agreement with the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC), funding is available  to help customers reduce the  cost of installing CHP equipment, thereby lowering their total project payback.

 

Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Program

The RD&D Program funds the development, field testing, and demonstration of technologies, with the prospect of improving utility operations and increasing customers’ choices of natural gas technologies. This may result in reduced costs, increased work productivity and efficiency, greater reliability, reduced emissions, etc., for NFGDC’s customers.

  • This program was developed in conjunction with the New York State Public Service Commission. Click here to view the case.
2019 RD&D Program Report

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