RES Tier 1 Solicitations for Long-term Contracts

NYSERDA will issue an annual request for proposals (RFP) for Tier 1 RECs under long-term agreements. If NYSERDA does not meet the designated target of RECs, a second RFP will be issued in the same year.

2017 RES Request for Proposals (RESRFP17-1)

NYSERDA seeks to purchase Tier 1 RECs associated with electricity generated from eligible facilities that enter commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015 and on or before November 30, 2019, unless extended to November 30, 2021 (refer to the RFP in the Associated Documents section below for full details).

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

  1. A threshold eligibility application to prequalify proposers
  2. Competitive bid proposal submissions for proposers prequalified in step one.

Only proposers prequalified through step one, the threshold eligibility application, can submit proposals via step two, the competitive bid proposal.

RESRFP17-1 Webinar and Q&A

NYSERDA hosted a webinar on this RFP and the application process for potential proposers on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Following the webinar, several resources are now available to potential proposers:

RESRFP17-1 Timeline

Proposers can find more information on deadlines in the RFP. Critical dates are:

  • June 28, 2017: NYGATS Certification Deadline
  • July 13, 2017: Step One Application Packages Due
  • September 28, 2017: Step Two Bid Proposals Due

Associated Documents