Clean Energy Communities

HVRC offers support to local governments as they pursue cost-saving and energy and GHG emission-reducing actions through NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities Program (CEC). Our CEC Coordinators are available to provide technical assistance related to the High Impact Actions that communities benefit from under the CEC Program, one of which is NYS Climate Smart Communities Program. Technical assistance is available at no cost to local governments.

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The Team


Carla Castillo, CEC Mid-Hudson Program Manager

Technical support to Towns and Villages in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan Counties; Cities in all Counties*; Mid-Hudson County seats. Carla's Calendly or email.


Anilla Cherian, CEC Coordinator

Technical support to Towns & Villages in Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Westchester Counties; City of Beacon.* Anilla's Calendly or email.


Chana Friedenberg, Planner

Technical support on HIAs: Benchmarking EPA Portfolio Manager training, LED Street Lights costs analysis, CSC Portal navigation.

Leadership Round Resources

CEC Leadership Round Guidance Document

CEC HIA Toolkits

Leadership Round Grants Overview

Disadvantaged Communities Lookup Map

CEC HIA Submission Portal

Videos of NYS local governments implementing the CEC program

More Resources