2018 Solicitation

Through New York State's first large-scale offshore wind solicitation, ORECRFP18-1, NYSERDA seeks to competitively procure 800 MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) as authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission Order establishing the Offshore Wind Standard [PDF].

Bids are due on February 14, 2019 and awards are expected in Spring 2019 with agreements to be executed soon thereafter to take advantage of expiring tax credits.

Learn more by viewing the ORECRFP18-1 Request for Proposals and Appendices below or downloading the 2018 Solicitation Frequently Asked Questions [PDF].

Major Developers Intend to Propose

As of December 20, 2018, five major developers submitted notices of intent to propose. This positive response ensures a competitive bidding process for New York State's first offshore wind energy solicitation, which could help further reduce offshore wind cost and increase benefits for New Yorkers.

The five developers that intend to propose include:

  • Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC (a joint venture of EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US)
  • Bay State Wind LLC (a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy)
  • Equinor Wind US LLC
  • Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (a joint venture of EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Shell New Energies US)
  • Vineyard Wind LLC (a joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables)

ORECRFP18-1 and Appendices

There are no details for this solicitation. Please contact site administrator through the "?" bubble at the bottom-right of this page.

ORECRFP18-1 Schedule

NYSERDA is providing proposers several opportunities to engage and learn more about activities related to the RFP. This schedule outlines these opportunities, related events, and other important milestones.

Date Event
November 8, 2018 RFP Release DateLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
November 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy Development
November 14, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
November 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET New York Offshore Wind Supplier Forum
November 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET Proposers Conference [PDF]
December 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET Deadline for Submission of Written Questions
December 13, 2018 Responses to Written Questions Posted [PDF]
December 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET Deadline for Notice of Intent to Propose
February 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET Deadline for NYSERDA Portal Registration
February 14, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET Deadline for Submission of Proposals
Spring 2019 NYSERDA Award Notification Date
Summer 2019 Contract(s) Executed

All dates in this schedule are subject to change. Notification of any changes to the RFP schedule, process, or documents will be posted on this page and sent via email to those parties who have submitted a Notice of Intent to Propose.

Proposers Conference

NYSERDA hosted a conference for proposers via webinar on November 29, 2018 to review elements of the RFP including eligibility criteria, submission requirements, the proposal evaluation process, contract commitments, and the post-award process and agreement. View the presentation slides [PDF] and webinar recordingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Responses to Written Questions

NYSERDA responded to written questions received during the Proposers Conference or sent via email to offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov on November 13, 2018.

Proposal Submission Process

  1. Create a profile on NYSERDA’s portal. Proposers must create a profile on the NYSERDA’s Application portal by February 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
  2. Submit a proposal through NYSERDA’s portal. Proposals must be submitted through NYSERDA’s Application portal by February 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET.