The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Department of Transportation, and Empire State Development are now accepting applications in a first step toward deploying up to $200 million for port infrastructure investments to advance offshore wind development in the State.
New York is leading the nation with a requirement to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, representing nearly half of the region’s offshore wind pipeline. To complement this effort, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has also called for the State to invest up to $200 million in New York port infrastructure to leverage and strengthen private investment and maximize the long-term economic benefits for New York State. This represents the nation’s largest infrastructure commitment to offshore wind and will be critical in realizing the potential long-term economic benefits from the regional development of offshore wind.
This Request for Qualifications (RFQL) constitutes Phase 1 of a 2-phase process. In Phase 1, New York State expects to pre-qualify multiple applicants for participation in Phase 2. Phase 2, to be issued in 2020, will consist of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for public/private investment in port infrastructure that will advance the offshore wind industry in New York State.
Responses are due on Friday, November 15, 2019 by 3:00 p.m.
New York State will host a webinar for prospective applicants on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for this event as early as possible.
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