July 22, 2020

New York State Goes Big(ger) in Second Offshore Wind Solicitation


According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), “[o]n July 21, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo took another major step in advancing the State’s nation-leading climate agenda with the announcement of the largest combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued by a U.S. state seeking 4,000 megawatts (MW).”

The announcement formally commenced the second offshore wind (OSW) solicitation (ORECRFP20-1) by NYSERDA for renewable energy certificates (RECs) for up to 2,500 MW of OSW. The solicitation was authorized by a recent Public Utility Commission order.

On July 21, NYSERDA also announced its fourth annual solicitation (RESRFP20-1) for qualifying RECs for up to 1,500 MW of eligible onshore wind resources.

The timeline for ORECRFP20-1 is as follows:


Date (all times ET)

RFP Release Date

July 21, 2020

Proposers’ Conference via Webex

Webex meeting number: 145 860 7164
Password: OREC

August 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Deadline for Submission of Written Questions

August 19, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Responses to Written Questions Posted

August 26, 2020

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Propose

September 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for NYSERDA Portal Registration

October 13, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals

October 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

NYSERDA Award Notification Date

Q4 2020

Contract(s) Executed

Q4 2020

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