Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the schedule for expedited offshore wind solicitations as part of New York’s 10-Point Action Plan to bolster the state’s growing large-scale renewable industry.
The forthcoming requests for proposals will be released on November 30, with bids due in January 2024. These solicitations support the state’s progress toward achieving New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals of sourcing 70% of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and developing 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.
“For New York to continue to be a climate leader, we must be proactive in addressing the near-term challenges affecting the clean energy industry,” Hochul says. “We remain committed in powering our state with affordable, zero-emission and reliable electricity. The release of this expedited and competitive solicitation process demonstrates our commitment to ensuring New York remains the place for the renewable energy industry to do business.”
Through these solicitations, New York State aims to keep pace toward achieving New York’s Climate Act goals. Projects that previously petitioned the New York State Public Service Commission for financial relief can choose to participate, though the solicitation will also emphasize competition between these and other projects, ensuring the integrity of the process and best value for New York electricity consumers.
For the offshore wind solicitation, final proposals will be due on January 25, 2024, with award announcements expected by the end of February 2024.
Additional information regarding existing offshore wind projects is available on NYSERDA’s website.