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NYPA Issues RFI on Renewable Energy Development Opportunities

The New York Power Authority on Jan. 2 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,” it said.

The RFI seeks to advance takeaways identified in NYPA’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.

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.

The RFI seeks information related to joint development opportunities in support of New York State’s aggressive energy goals, NYPA said.

NYPA 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 February 7.