in News Departments > RFP
print the content item

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of offshore wind power projects in the New York state waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario, representing the first wind power initiative in the Great Lakes and the first offshore freshwater wind power development in the U.S.

The RFP is for the development of a utility-scale, offshore wind project in the range of 120 MW to 500 MW. Respondents have been asked to include all project costs in their bids. The project would interconnect with new or existing transmission facilities of the appropriate regional electric utilities, which are all controlled by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The NYPA would purchase the full output of the project under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

Respondents may propose projects located anywhere in the New York state waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario (subject to certain restrictions, such as shipping lanes and avian exclusions) that interconnect at any point on the NYISO transmission system that can receive the project’s energy output. Respondents should demonstrate the capability to develop, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain an offshore wind project.
The deadline for submitting an optional notice of intent is March 20, 2010. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2010, and the target date for completion of the PPA negotiations is May 31, 2011. For more information on the RFP, visit www.nypa.gov.

SOURCE: New York Power Authority


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that wind power accounted for over two-thirds of the country's new electricity generating capacity in last month.


Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934