New York Power Authority to
Seek Proposals for Power Supplies
May 10, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS –The New York Power Authority announced
Monday plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for long-term
electricity supplies to serve its government customers in New York City.
The RFP, to be issued June 4, will seek power to
cover the Authority’s needs following the planned retirement of the 875
megawatt Charles Poletti Power Project, scheduled to take place as early
as February 2008. The Authority will seek as much as 500 megawatts of
in-City capacity and sufficient energy supply to meet the needs of its
public customers for up to 20 years.
“We are looking to the private sector to help us
meet these needs,” said Louis P. Ciminelli, chairman of the Power
Authority. “We want the power we purchase to be reasonably priced for
the Authority’s customers while improving the environmental quality of
metropolitan New York and the reliability of the electric system.”
The Power Authority will consider bids from new or
existing power plants. Special consideration will be given to new power
supplies, re-powered existing generation, and renewable energy sources
which improve the environment by displacing older, higher-polluting
generation in New York City. The Authority is interested in a
diversified portfolio of energy sources to meet the economic needs of
the Authority’s New York City customers. The total amount of capacity,
energy and contract length will be determined through discussions with
those customers who include the City of New York, the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, the New York City Housing Authority, the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the State of New York.
Electricity offered to meet the Power Authority’s
in-City capacity requirements must be “electrically located” in New York
City under the rules of the New York Independent System Operator. This
requirement may be met by the generation plant being located in New York
City, or, alternatively, by a generation plant outside New York City
that is connected to Consolidated Edison’s electric system through a
sole-purpose, dedicated transmission line or lines.
Those interested in receiving a copy of the RFP
should contact the Power Authority’s Director of Supply Planning,
Pricing and Power Contracts, Jordan Brandeis (Jordan.firstname.lastname@example.org).