Solicitations for Large-scale Renewables

NYSERDA has launched its second annual request for proposals to help accelerate progress toward the Clean Energy Standard: for 50% of New York State’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.

Through the 2018 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, 2020, unless extended to November 30, 2022.

Three-step Process

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

  1. Step One: Resource Eligibility Determination, completed in the New York Generation Attribution 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, which 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.

Only those proposers found eligible and qualified through the Step One and Step Two are permitted to submit a Bid Proposal or otherwise participate in Step Three. The Step Three Bid Proposal submission deadline has been extended from Wednesday, August 15. 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. ET.

Proposers qualified to submit a Step Three Bid Proposal will log in with their NYSERDA portal account to start, return to, and submit their Bid Proposal(s).

RESRFP18-1 Webinar

NYSERDA hosted a webinar on this RFP and the submittal process for potential proposers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. View the slides from the webinar [PDF].

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