PSEG Long Island, on behalf of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for resources in Western Nassau, N.Y., to address reliability conditions in the Far Rockaway and Glenwood load areas.
The RFP is seeking 160 MW of resources in Far Rockaway by Dec. 31, 2020, increasing to 275 MW by 2030. At Glenwood, the RFP is seeking 100 MW by Dec. 31, 2020, with no increase thereafter. The RFP is open to all resource types that can meet the performance requirements, including renewable energy. Renewable resources that are selected as part of this RFP will be considered as contributing toward meeting LIPA’s overall renewable resource goals.
Interested respondents, though, must propose a solution that meets total resource requirements at either or both locations but may contract with other providers to provide portions of those requirements. However, a single party must be the contracting entity responsible for the performance of the entire solution.
PSEG Long Island says it will also be evaluating a transmission solution as an alternative to resource additions and will select the most economic of the options available.
The RFP results from analyses that have determined the Western Nassau area of the transmission system must be in compliance with a particular North American Electric Reliability Corporation standard by Dec. 31, 2020. Consequently, system improvements, such as transmission reinforcements or resource additions, must be implemented to address these conditions.
The RFP and other related information is available here.