2018 Solicitation

Through New York State's first large-scale offshore wind solicitation, ORECRFP18-1, NYSERDA seeks to competitively procure 800 MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) as authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission Order establishing the Offshore Wind Standard [PDF].

Bids were due on February 14, 2019 and awards are expected in Spring 2019.

Four Major Developers Propose

Four major developers submitted proposals to NYSERDA's 2018 solicitation. Public versions of the proposals are included below:

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC (joint venture of EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US)

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 1

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 2

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 3

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 4

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 5

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 6

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 7

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project - Proposal 8

Empire Wind Project – Equinor US Holdings, Inc

Liberty Wind - Vineyard Wind LLC (joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables)

Sunrise Wind – Bay State Wind LLC (joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy)

ORECRFP18-1 and Appendices

ORECRFP18-1 Schedule

Date Event
November 8, 2018 RFP Release DateLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
February 14, 2019 Deadline for Submission of Proposals
Spring 2019 NYSERDA Award Notification Date
Summer 2019 Contract(s) Executed

Proposers Conference

NYSERDA hosted a conference for proposers via webinar on November 29, 2018 to review elements of the RFP including eligibility criteria, submission requirements, the proposal evaluation process, contract commitments, and the post-award process and agreement. View the presentation slides [PDF] and webinar recordingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Responses to Written Questions

NYSERDA responded to written questions received during the Proposers Conference or sent via email to offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov on November 13, 2018.