The State of New York is offering two different funding opportunities to support deployment of green energy projects in the state. information about each of these renewable energy funding opportunities is provided below.
- RFP 2985 – Renewable Portfolio Standard Program Purchase of Renewable Energy Attributes: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks to procure the environmental attributes created by eligible generation resources under the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program (RPS Attributes). While not required, NYSERDA encourages entities interested in participating in this procurement to submit a Notice of Intent to Bid Form as soon as possible. Those entities filing a Notice of Intent to Bid Form will be notified by email of any changes to this RFP. Through this opportunity, NYSERDA seeks to purchase RPS Attributes associated with electricity generated from eligible Bid Facilities, under the terms and conditions described herein. NYSERDA has designed this solicitation as a two-step process, consisting of (1) an application step that will prequalify bidders, and (2) a competitive Bid Proposal submission step. Only those bidders found pre-qualified through the Step One application process will be permitted to submit Bid Proposals or otherwise participate in Step Two. To be eligible, a Bid Facility must have first commenced Commercial Operation on or after January 1, 2003, or must produce new, incremental RPS-eligible Attributes from new Bid Capacity above a historical baseline, as established through the Provisional Certification process. Bid Facilities must enter Commercial Operation by the Commercial Operation Milestone Date, in accordance with Section XV. Complete information about this funding opportunity can be found on the NYSERDA website. Proposals are due no later than August 25.
- PON 2828 Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity: Approximately $20.4 million in New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding is available through 2015 to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems in New York State. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis; up to $2 million is available per project, depending on the project specifications. Specifically, a total of up to $2 million is available per project depending on project specifications. This consists of up to $2 million in combined Performance, Major Component Capacity, Project Enhancement Capacity and Interconnection Incentives. Visit the NYSERDA website for project specifications and detailed descriptions of each of these incentives. Application Packages must be received by NYSERDA on or before 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2015 or prior to the exhaustion of the available funding, whichever comes first.