Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority issued a Request for Proposals for the development of offshore wind projects in either Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.  The Power Authority is soliciting proposals for the development of a utility scale, offshore wind power project in the range of 120 to 500 MW.  The date for submitting an optional Notice of Intent to submit a proposal is March 20, 2010. Questions about the RFP will be accepted until April 9, 2010. The due date for proposals is June 1, 2010. Any winning project(s) would be expected to be awarded by December 2010. The target date for completion of the power purchase agreement (PPA) negotiations is May 31, 2011.  Prospective developers are encouraged to periodically check the NYPA website to see if there are any modifications to the dates.

The RFP can be accessed directly through the NYPA website.