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Issue Date: 07/22/2020 Contract Number: ORECRFP20-1

Purchase of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates


Description:

Description of goods to services to be bid:

NYSERDA seeks to procure Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates associated with at least 1,000 megawatts and up to 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy, coordinated with a $200 million opportunity to support local and private investment in port infrastructure, in pursuit of New York State’s goal of developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035.

Through this 2020 solicitation, ORECRFP20-1, NYSERDA seeks to procure Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (ORECs) as authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission’s Order establishing the Offshore Wind Standard, Order Establishing Offshore Wind Standard and Framework for Phase 1 Procurement, issued on July 12, 2018 and the Order Authorizing Offshore Wind Solicitation in 2020 issued on April 23, 2020 in Case No. 18-E-0071, NYSERDA seeks to purchase ORECs under the terms and conditions of ORECRFP20-1, Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) on behalf of the Load Serving Entities (LSEs) in New York State, and will then sell the ORECs to the LSEs for compliance with the LSE's offshore wind obligation. All Proposers are advised to review the Orders and related Appendices and all eligibility requirements before participating in this RFP.

Prospective Proposers are encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal, which is attached as Appendix A to the RFP. The Notice of Intent to Propose form should be sent to no later than September 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET to offshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov.
Proposals are due by October 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

If changes are made to this solicitation notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s website at:
www.nyserda.ny.gov/funding-opportunities

 

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

RFP Update Summary: 09-16-20

Section 2.2.2 Project Labor Agreement
Clarification as to the applicability of equivalent provisions to Appendix F - OREC Standard Form Sections 18.10 and 18.11 for awarded projects that will receive New York State Funding pursuant to this RFP via the separate funding agreement that will evolve with NYSERDA.

Section 3.2.6 Interconnection and Delivery
Confirmation of NYSERDA’s right to engage with the NYISO, adjacent RTOs and owners of transmission facilities, as applicable to support the evaluation of Proposals.

Section 5.2 Portfolio Evaluation
Refined the descriptions of program policy factors to include mitigation of schedule risks associated with simultaneous development of port facilities and the one or more Offshore Wind Generating Facilities that may utilize such facilities (“project-on-project risk”).

Section 8.1 Proprietary Information
Clarification of the treatment of proprietary, and confidential trade secret information as part of the Proposal.

Multiple Sections (2.1.2, 2.1.3, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2, 6.2.1, 6.3.2, 6.4.17)
Clarification of the eligibility of generation-only or “standalone” projects as Alternate Proposals.

Update to Appendix F - OREC Standard Form Purchase and Sale Agreement
Definition for Applicable Zone
Clarification of the definition of Applicable Zone in the instance that the Seller elects to change the Delivery Point.

Update to Appendices G, H, and I – Data Forms
Revised instructions to reflect the eligibility of generation-only or “standalone” projects as Alternate Proposals and to harmonize the submission of a single Proposal from multiple lease areas.

To participate in this RFP, all Proposals must demonstrate compliance with each of the eligibility requirements enumerated in Section 2 of the RFP.

Due Date: 10/20/2020 3:00 PM

Contract Term: up to 25 yeras

Location: TBD

Ad Type: General


Technical contact:     NYSERDA
Large- Scale Renewables
NYC
Adrienne Downey
Principal Engineer
1359 Broadway
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10018-6815
United States
Ph: 212-971-5342 ext.3132
Fax: 518-862-1091
adrienne.downey@nyserda.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     NYSERDA
Large- Scale Renewables
NYC
Adrienne Downey
Principal Engineer
1359 Broadway
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10018-6815
United States
Ph: 212-971-5342 ext.3132
Fax: 518-862-1091
adrienne.downey@nyserda.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
NYSERDA
Nancy Marucci
Assistant Contract Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3335
Fax: 518-862-1091
nancy.marucci@nyserda.ny.gov
Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
Albany
Jillina Baxter
Office Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3418
Fax: 518-862-1091
jillina.baxter@nyserda.ny.gov