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2024 Offshore Wind Solicitation (Open)

Under the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Order Establishing Offshore Wind Standard and Framework [PDF] for Phase 1 Procurement, issued on July 12, 2018, Order Adopting Modifications to the Clean Energy Standard [PDF] issued on October 15, 2020 in Case No. 15-E-0302, the Order on Power Grid Study Recommendations [PDF] issued on January 20, 2022 in Case Nos. 20-E-0197, 18-E-0071, and 15-E-0302, and the Public Service Commission (Commission) Order Denying Petitions to Preserve Competitive Renewable Energy Market and Protect Consumers [PDF] issued on October 12, 2023 (the October 2023 Order), NYSERDA seeks to procure Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) through a fifth solicitation (ORECRFP24-1).

The fifth offshore wind solicitation advances the State’s progress to develop offshore wind energy in alignment with the State’s 10-Point Action Plan and the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. It is part of a sequential approach to allow the offshore wind supply chain to develop in coordination with offshore wind energy projects, each on their own timeline. The approach includes three solicitations, beginning with this OREC solicitation. For more information, please visit the Supply Chain webpage.

Open Solicitation, ORECRFP24-1

On July 17, 2024, NYSERDA launched New York’s fifth competitive offshore wind solicitation.

As part of this solicitation, NYSERDA has included key provisions from the latest rounds of renewable energy procurements such as inflation indexing, Disadvantaged Community commitments, and related priorities to maintain the policy objectives introduced in prior solicitations intended to ensure an equitable energy transition for all New Yorkers.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) supports the responsible and cost-effective development of offshore wind by requiring proposers to:

  • Include commitments to negotiate project labor agreements and labor peace agreements
  • Submit environmental and fisheries mitigation plans describing development practices that will minimize impacts to fisheries and the environment
  • Submit stakeholder engagement and workforce development plans to ensure alignment with the just transition priorities of New York’s Climate Act
  • Participate in New York State’s offshore wind technical working groups: Environmental, Commercial Fishing, Jobs and Supply Chain, Maritime, and Environmental Justice
  • Consult with relevant State agencies around fishing, wildlife, and the environment
  • Make environmental data collected during site assessment publicly available
  • Implement lighting controls to minimize nighttime visibility

ORECRFP24-1 Solicitation Schedule

Please note that the above dates are subject to change.
Event Date (all times ET)
RFP Release Date July 17, 2024
Proposer’s Webinar July 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
Deadline for Submission of Written Questions July 30, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
Responses to Written Questions Posted August 13, 2024
Deadline for Requests for Material Changes to Agreement August 19, 2024
NYSERDA Portal Open for Registration August 26, 2024
Deadline for NYSERDA Portal Registration
NYSERDA Portal Open for Submissions
September 3, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
Proposal Submission Deadline for Non-Price Information September 9, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
Updated Draft Agreement Published, and NYSERDA Feedback to Proposers on Economic Benefits, Interconnection Costs, and IndexB values for use in Agreement(s) September 26, 2024
Submission Deadline for Offer Pricing October 18, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
Proposer Contingent Award Notification Date Expected by November 8, 2024
Contract(s) Executed and Public Award Notification Date Expected Q1 2025

ORECRFP24-1 Documents

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with Public Service Commission Orders, eligibility is limited to projects that:

  • Are located off the coast of the United States
  • Become operational on or after January 1, 2015
  • Demonstrate delivery of electricity into New York
  • Have obtained a lease (executed or provisional) from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Additional information regarding OREC eligibility is outlined in Section 2 of the RFP.

Evaluation Criteria

The Public Service Commission Orders prescribe the evaluation of proposals to be based upon an ultimate weighting of 70% price considerations, 20% economic benefits to New Yorkers, and 10% project viability.

Communications and Updates Regarding the RFP

All relevant documents pertaining to this RFP will be available on this site. Any changes to the RFP process or documents will be posted on this site. Interested parties are advised to check this website for updates.

Request for Information OSWRFI24-1 (Closed)

On April 23, 2024, NYSERDA issued a Request for Information (OSWRFI24-1) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. to solicit industry feedback to inform the development of the State’s fifth Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) solicitation (NY5). NYSERDA also sought feedback on the issuance of a parallel Request for Proposals (RFP) to make available at least $300 million for offshore wind supply chain investments, repurposing the funds that were previously provisionally awarded to GE Vernova and LM Wind Power as part of the State’s third offshore wind solicitation.

On May 7, 2024, NYSERDA hosted a webinar to discuss the details of OSWRFI24-1. The webinar presentation [PDF] is available to download.

Responses to the Request for Information document (2024 Offshore Wind Request for Information Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.) were due on May 21, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET.