NYPA Press Release

NYPA Invites Interested Parties to Propose Co-Participant Roles for the Development of the Northern New York Priority Transmission Project 

For Immediate Release: 10/30/20
Contact: Maura Balaban | Media.Inquiries@nypa.gov | (914) 646-6016

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA), through a written Solicitation of Interest (Solicitation) made available today on NYPA’s Procurement webpage (Solicitation # Q20-7070JT) invites expressions of interest by interested parties who wish to be considered as co-participants in the development of a bulk transmission project in northern New York known as the “Northern New York Project” (NNY Project). 


On October 15, 2020, the New York State Public Service Commission, in accordance with the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (Act), designated the NNY Project as a “priority transmission project that should be developed expeditiously to help meet New York State’s nation-leading clean energy goals. As more specifically described in the Act, this designation authorizes NYPA, alone or in collaboration with co-participants, to develop the NNY Project. 


By means of the Solicitation, NYPA seeks expressions of interest by interested parties who wish to be considered as co-participants in the development of the NNY Project. Entities who believe they can bring tangible benefits to the Project and facilitate its expeditious development and completion are encouraged to respond, including without limitation:


  • Entities who possess ownership or control of real property and/or transmission facilities that can be used to advance the Project.
  • Entities who have a demonstrable track record relating to development, maintenance and operation of major transmission projects.
  • Entities who have access to innovative technologies that can support the Project.

Interested parties are referred to the Solicitation for a more complete description of the NNY Project, and the procedures and timeframes that apply to the Solicitation. All communications by interested parties related to the Solicitation must be made to the designated NYPA contact in the Solicitation.

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