The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to prospective renewable energy companies interested in collaborating with New York Power Authority (NYPA) to develop renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, energy storage, geothermal, green hydrogen and renewable transmission.

The RFQ follows a request for information (RFI) that was issued in January 2024, seeking feedback from renewable developers, contractors and other interested stakeholders on potential development opportunities. Responses to the RFI were provided in February. The RFQ is the next step in the process before NYPA issues requests for proposals, which are expected later this year.

Renewable developers interested in working with NYPA must provide detailed information on their experience and qualifications. NYPA will then evaluate and issue five-year pre-qualification status to developers with the technical capabilities and expertise necessary to partner on future renewable energy projects.

Responses to the RFQ must be submitted by April 9, 2024, and NYPA will confirm whether developers are prequalified by the end of May.

If you need assistance with a proposal or have a question on this or other energy-related matters, please reach out to New York energy lawyer Michelle K. Piasecki at (518) 701-2741 and mpiasecki@harrisbeach.com, or the Harris Beach attorney with whom you most frequently work.

Harris Beach’s Energy Industry Team has deep experience with renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, battery storage, fuel cells and bio-mass resources, and can help create a comprehensive, quality proposal. Renewable energy development creates complex legal and regulatory challenges. Our extensive experience includes representing energy developers, producers, investors and consumers. We’ve assisted with proposals, siting, permitting, interconnection, contract drafting, negotiating and interacting with government agencies.

This alert is not a substitute for advice of counsel on specific legal issues.

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