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Clean Energy Communities Program 
You may have worked with other Clean Energy Communities Coordinators in the past.  Please contact our current Clean Energy Communities Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Region, please contact Rob Richardson at or 585-454-0190 x21.

The NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program is a $16-million initiative to help local governments across the state reduce energy consumption and drive clean energy use in their communities. Local governments that complete four out of ten identified High Impact Actions will earn the Clean Energy Community designation. Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council is the Finger Lakes Region Clean Energy Communities Coordinator.  To learn more out the Clean Energy Communities Program visit  

Genesee-Finger Lakes Region
Clean Energy Communities - High Impact Actions 
NYSERDA Approved
Community Choice Aggregation  1
Benchmarking    42
Clean Energy Upgrades 9
Clean Fleets 24
Climate Smart Communities Certification 4
Energize NY Finance  4
Energy Code Enforcement Training   64
LED Street Lights 9
Solarize, Clean Heating and Cooling, or Solar for All Campaign 5
Unified Solar Permit 46
CEC designation  33
Source: Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and NYSERDA. Updated 6/8/20.

For a comprehensive resource covering the entirety of the clean energy transition, please see 'Guide to a Clean Energy Future: Genesee-Finger Lakes' authored by Columbia University.

For information on previous Clean Energy Communities webinar series and past presentations please visit Clean Energy Communities past presentations and Webinar Series

​Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Hosts Regional Solar Workshop with NY-Sun - Wednesday, July 18, 2018