Solicitations for Large-scale Renewables

2020 RES Solicitation

Under the 2020 Renewable Energy Standard (RES) solicitation (RESRFP20-1) NYSERDA will procure approximately 1.6 million Tier 1 eligible Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in accordance with the recent Public Service Commission Order Modifying Tier 1 REC Procurements [PDF] issued and effective January 16, 2020.

On April 3, 2020, NYSERDA hosted a pre-solicitation informational webinar to update the industry and seek input regarding impacts being experienced as a result of COVID-19. Slides from the webinar are available here.

After careful consideration of feedback provided by developers, investors, and other interested stakeholders, the planned issuance of the 2020 Tier 1 Renewable Energy Standard solicitation has been delayed and is described further in a letter to stakeholders [PDF]. Given the dynamic nature of the situation, NYSERDA is monitoring the prevailing circumstances closely and stands ready to launch the solicitation when the associated activities can responsibly restart.

Recent Solicitations

Information on the most recent RES solicitations is available here:

Aggregate RES and Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) information is available on the CES Resources webpage and the Large-Scale Renewables Open NY databaseLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Project Siting Resources

These resources can help inform proposers’ decisions regarding project siting.

Operational Flexibility Resources

The following NYISO studies and stakeholder proceedings are encouraged for use to inform Bid Facilities’ Operational Flexibility and Peak Coincidence evaluations under future solicitations, subject to other applicability studies, associated updates, and future changes:

Energy Storage Resources

NYSERDA encourages proposers to use these resources to inform decisions regarding projects with energy storage.