Offshore Wind Port Infrastructure (RFQL 4259)

Due Date:  11/15/2019  (Round 1)


On July 18, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), putting into law the most aggressive climate agenda in the United States. The CLCPA includes a requirement for New York State to procure 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035, representing nearly half of the region’s offshore wind pipeline. To complement this bold statement of national and global leadership, Governor Cuomo has also called for New York 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 to the State. This commitment represents the nation’s largest infrastructure commitment to offshore wind, and will be a critical ingredient in realizing the potential long-term economic benefits to the State from the regional development of offshore wind.
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) constitutes Phase 1 of a 2-phased process through which New York State seeks to pre-qualify applicants and then select proposals for public/private investment in port infrastructure that will advance the offshore wind industry in New York State. Through Phase 1, New York State expects to pre-qualify multiple applicants for participation in Phase 2. Only those Applicants who are pre-qualified under this RFQ will be eligible to participate in Phase 2, which will consist of a Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued in 2020. This RFQ is being administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Empire State Development (ESD) (collectively, “New York State”).


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