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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the release of request for proposals (RFP) 1037, "Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program Purchase of Renewable Energy Attributes." Through this RFP, NYSERDA seeks to purchase, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, RPS attributes associated with approximately 2.7 million MWh per year.

NYSERDA has made available applications for provisional certification, which affirms that a facility, on the basis of information known at the time of application, can meet the RPS program's main tier eligibility criteria, as defined by the Public Service Commission. A facility must be provisionally certified to be considered for an RPS program contract award. RFP application packages are due Dec. 12, 2006, and can be downloaded at www.nyserda.org


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