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New York Power Authority issues RFI on renewable energy development opportunities in NYS


Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 02:00 pm

The New York Power Authority issued a request for information to understand potential interest and opportunities for NYPA to collaborate with renewable developers, contractors and companies to develop, own and operate renewable energy generating projects and storage systems, including solar photovoltaic energy, wind energy and battery energy storage.

The RFI seeks to advance takeaways identified in the Power Authority’s recently published conferral report, which includes input on renewable energy deployment gathered from formal conversations between NYPA and stakeholders as called for in legislation included in the 2023-24 enacted state budget.

NYPA President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll said, “The Power Authority is building on momentum from the completed renewable energy conferral process to now engage with renewable developers directly to identify opportunities in the energy marketplace. NYPA’s unique position as an innovative public utility allows us to bring our resource and experience to bear to build projects in timely, economical ways. The results of this RFI will inform the Power Authority’s next steps, advancing a cohesive and efficient transition to a clean energy economy for New York state that will benefit all New Yorkers.”

The RFI seeks information related to joint development opportunities in support of New York state’s energy goals. NYPA said it is receptive to feedback from all interested parties and is particularly interested in responses from private sector renewable developers, contractors and companies. Responses should be sent to [email protected] by Feb. 7.

A press release stated, “The Power Authority’s positive impact on New York’s carbon footprint dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when it constructed the state’s largest hydroelectric power plants in Niagara and Massena. Over decades of innovation – from smart generation and transmission to renewable energy and clean transportation – NYPA is now well-positioned to help move the state into the next era of renewable energy production and toward realizing the state’s clean energy goals.

“In May 2023, the 2023-24 enacted state budget provided NYPA with enhanced authority to develop, own and operate renewable energy-generating projects – either alone or in collaboration with other entities – to help support the state's renewable energy goals in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, maintain an adequate and reliable supply of electric power and energy in the state, and support the new REACH program, which will enable low-income and moderate-income electricity customers to receive bill credits through the production of renewable energy by NYPA.”

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