New York Governor Kathy Hochul has launched a solicitation calling for 2GW of large-scale renewables initiatives within the state.
The solicitation, launched by the New York State Vitality Analysis and Growth Authority (NYSERDA), calls for about 4.5 million MWh of renewable electrical energy per yr, much like the state’s fifth solicitation in 2021.
Eligible large-scale initiatives will need to have began industrial operations later than January 2015, whereas initiatives not but in operation should attain industrial operation earlier than Might 2025, with an possibility to increase to Might 2028. Awarded builders are anticipated to be notified in spring 2023.
Doreen Harris, CEO at NYSERDA, mentioned: “Coming off a historic award group earlier this yr, New York is transferring forward with full pressure as we glance to construct extra large-scale renewable power initiatives throughout the state in our march in direction of the state’s renewable power purpose and past.”
Final yr’s aggressive solicitation awarded 22 large-scale photo voltaic initiatives with a capability of two.4GW, with six initiatives co-located with 159MW of power storage.
Governor Hochul mentioned the public-private partnerships to construct the initiatives within the newest spherical will result in US$3 billion of funding in clear power.
“Renewable power is the spine of New York’s sweeping strategy to cleansing our electrical grid and provides the trade a dependable path to affix in our clear power transition for the advantage of all New Yorkers,” she mentioned.
The solicitation varieties a part of New York’s purpose of acquiring 70% of the state’s electrical energy from renewable sources by 2030, earlier than reaching a zero-emission electrical energy sector by 2040.
New York lately accredited a brand new framework for distributed photo voltaic within the state that may develop the NY-Solar initiative to help 10GW of distributed photo voltaic by 2030.
Neighborhood photo voltaic in New York will proceed to guide all US states with greater than 1.3GW of capability anticipated to be added between 2022-2027.