New York City has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking responses from interested parties to supply renewable energy. The RFI is designed to identify sources of new renewable energy generation as opposed to existing projects.
New York City has pledged to reduce overall greenhouse-gas emissions 8% by 2050 and emissions from city government operations 35% by 2025.
According to the Office of Citywide Procurement, the city government currently spends between $600 million and $650 million per year on its electricity and could potentially use its purchasing power to catalyze the development of new sources of renewable power, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and chart a path to receive 100% of electricity from renewable sources of energy.
New York City will conduct an informational session via the Internet to address its renewable energy goals and how it expects to meet those goals on July 30. For further information on the informational session, click here.
Responses should be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Sept 10.
To view the RFI, click here.