As anticipated,1 the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) on November 8, 2018 issued a request for proposals2 (RFP) for up to 800 MW of offshore wind power. Several informational events for prospective suppliers and bidders are scheduled for November 13, 14, 15 and 29, 2018, and the deadline for notice of intent to propose is December 20, 2018. Formal proposals are due by February 14, 2019 and are required to be firm and valid for 180 days after that date. NYSERDA expects to announce the related awards in April 2019.

1 See our earlier, July 18, 2018 In Brief: New York’s Ambitious Goal of 50% Renewable Energy by 2030 One Step Closer: State to Procure 800–2400 MW of Offshore Wind.

2 The RFP and related documents are available at: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-Wind/Offshore-Wind-Solicitations/Generators-and-Developers/2018-Solicitation