NYOWA Comments Concerning the NYSERDA Draft RFP for Offshore Wind

By Joe Martens 

On September 20th, NYSERDA released a Draft Request for Proposals soliciting bids for up to 800 MW of offshore wind and requested interested parties to submit comments by October 5th.  NYOWA submitted comments concerning two specific aspects of the RFP: the structure and timing of project labor agreements (PLAs) and the consultation process between bidders and state agencies.  NYSERDA is reviewing the comments it received and anticipates putting a final RFP for a Phase 1 offshore wind procurement out before year’s end. 

Following up on a technical conference it held on September 25, the PSC published a Notice inviting comments on offshore wind transmission.  The PSC, in cooperation with the New York Power Authority and NYSERDA has been studying various option for the planning, construction and ownership of electrical transmission systems connecting offshore wind farms to the onshore electrical grid.  The PSC’s notice and instruction for submitting comments can be found here

Read our Comments below:

Appendix A