Solicitations for Large-Scale Renewables

2020 RES Solicitation

NYSERDA has launched the fourth annual Renewable Energy Standard (RES) request for proposals, RESRFP20-1, to accelerate progress towards Governor Cuomo's goal of generating 70% of New York State’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Through the 2020 solicitation, NYSERDA seeks to procure approximately 1.6 million Tier 1 eligible Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from eligible facilities that enter commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before November 30, 2022, unless extended to November 30, 2025.

RESRFP20-1 will be implemented through a two-step process, consisting of:

  1. Step One Eligibility Application, a qualifying step through which the Proposer must provide evidence that the Bid Facility is Tier 1 eligible and other general information about the Proposer and the Bid Facility. NYSERDA will open the Step One Eligibility Application on August 5, 2020.
  2. Step Two Bid Proposal, a competitive Bid Proposal step, through which NYSERDA will: (1) examine Bid Proposals to determine whether they demonstrate that the Bid Facility and Proposer meet the Project Viability Threshold Requirements; and (2) for Bid Proposals that meet those minimum requirements, a competitive evaluation based on price and non-price factors. 

Step One Eligibility Application 

To start a Step One Eligibility Application, proposers must first register on the solicitation website. The solicitation website, and proposer registration to begin and submit a Step One Eligibility Application, will be available on August 5, 2020, following the Proposers' Webinar. 

RESRFP20-1 Proposers’ Webinar

NYSERDA will host a webinar on this RFP and the submittal process for potential proposers on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register for the RESRFP20-1 webinarLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. 

Associated Documents

 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.