New York Expedites Renewable Energy Procurement Process
Governor Hohcul announced Thursday the first step for expedited offshore wind and land-based renewable energy solicitations. The announcement is part of a "10-Point Action Plan" to "expand its thriving large-scale renewable industry', a press release stated.
in addition to the procurement announcement, the Governor also announced $2.3 million in awards from the State’s Offshore Wind Training Institute to support new skills training programs to prepare workers for skilled jobs. In total, the two announcements support 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 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035, the release states.
The announcement represents the next steps of New York State's 10-Point Action Plan.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is issuing two Requests for Information (RFI), one for offshore wind and one for land-based renewables. The purpose of these RFIs is to invite industry stakeholders to review and comment on the potential structure and relative merits of expedited solicitations. The information gathered from the RFIs will inform the next steps to launch accelerated land-based and offshore wind procurements, the release states.