New York state is launching another request for proposals (RfP) for large-scale renewable energy projects, with USD 150 million (EUR 133m) available to support them, the governor's office announced Thursday.
Bids for solar and wind, fuel cells, biomass, renewable biogas and upgrades to hydropower projects can be submitted by July 12. Via the RfP New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will award contract for for up to 20 years for the environmental attributes associated with electricity generated from eligible facilities under the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program (RPS Attributes).
This is the final solicitation through the Main Tier of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Recently, New York set a goal of generating 50% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. The state's future large-scale renewables strategy through the Clean Energy Standard is currently being considered by the Public Service Commission.
NYSERDA has previously awarded contracts with a total value of USD 1.24 billion for Main Tier projects. Its previous 10 solicitations for large-scale renewables have resulted in the installation of 67 projects totalling 1,849 MW.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.887)
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