NYPA Issues RFEI To Support RFP

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is interested in purchasing up to 100 MW of power and related energy produced by solar photovoltaic generating systems to be installed at numerous locations at the facilities of certain NYPA customers. This initiative is expected to begin in 2010, with completion of the build-out by 2012.

Respondents should provide information regarding the potential regional economic development requirements or preferences that could be supported in a request for proposals (RFP), particularly opportunities for local component manufacturing and assembly.

It is anticipated that the following categories of NYPA customers will have facility roofs and/or ground space suitable for these purposes: public and private schools, municipalities, municipal and rural cooperative electric utilities, businesses and state agencies.

Prior to issuing a formal RFP for solar power, NYPA is issuing this request for expressions of interest (RFEI). The purpose of the RFEI is to solicit information from the solar power industry in order to prepare an RFP with appropriate terms, conditions, evaluation criteria and other information to encourage the submission of high quality proposals from experienced solar power developers.

Responses are due July 7. Please direct all questions about this RFEI and all responses to this RFEI to john.markowitz@nypa.gov.

SOURCE: New York Power Authority

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