Solicitations for Large-scale Renewables

NYSERDA has launched its third annual request for proposals, RESRFP19-1Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., to continue to accelerate progress towards the Clean Energy Standard, which mandates that 50% of New York State’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030, with a proposed expansion to 70% by 2030 as part of the Green New Deal, Governor Cuomo’s clean energy and jobs agenda.

Through the 2019 solicitation NYSERDA seeks to purchase Tier 1 Renewable Energy Certificates associated with electricity generated from eligible facilities that enter commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before November 30, 2021, unless extended to November 30, 2024.

This RFP will be implemented through a three-step process, consisting of:

  1. Step One: Resource Eligibility Determination, completed in the New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS) through which the Tier 1 resource eligibility of the Bid Facility is determined, allowing participation in Step Two
  2. Step Two: Application for Qualification that will qualify proposers to submit a Step Three Bid Proposal, based on demonstration that the Bid Facility meets certain threshold requirements.
  3. Step Three: A competitive Bid Proposal

Step One Resource Eligibility Determination

The Step One Resource Eligibility Determination process is open year-round and accepts Tier 1 eligibility applications on a rolling basis.  Proposers are encouraged to submit a request for a Provisional Statement of Qualification or a Statement of Qualification as soon as practical.  Please refer to the RES Tier 1 Certification page for more information.

Step Two Application for Qualification

To start and submit a Step Two Application for Qualification, proposers must register to create an account on NYSERDA’s electronic submission websiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. The Step Two Application for Qualification will be available to proposers following the Proposers’ Webinar.

August 2019 Update

On August 16, 2019, NYSERDA issued revisions to its solicitation, RESRFP19-1.

Summary of Revisions

Sections XII(2) and XIV of the RFP and Sections 21.04 and 21.05 of the RES Standard Form Agreement have been revised to confirm NYSERDA’s intention to publish the RES Standard Form Agreements executed with awardees.

Exhibit E – Department of Agriculture and Markets Guidelines for Agricultural Mitigation for Wind Power and Solar Energy Projects has been published (see Exhibit E below).

RESRFP19-1 Proposers’ Webinar

NYSERDA hosted a webinar on this RFP for potential proposers on Thursday, May 2. View the slides from the webinar [PDF].

Associated Documents

NYSERDA will continue to work actively with communities hosting proposed renewable projects to ensure they have the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding project development. For more information on renewable energy development and education, please contact and consult the Renewable Energy Standard solicitation FAQs [PDF].