Long Island, NY - December 2nd 2014 - Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Generation, Energy Storage and Demand Response Resources (GS&DR RFP), proposals for facilities to be used primarily during periods of peak system demand were solicited by the Long Island Power Authority (the Authority) in 2013.
After review of the Proposals by the Authority and PSEG Long Island, and in conjunction with enhanced transmission planning studies, it has been determined that the Authority will no longer move forward on any of the proposals submitted.
It is still anticipated that there is a need for resources in specific locations on the electric system and new RFPs are expected to be issued by PSEG Long Island as particular needs are identified to meet these resources, while seeking market-based solutions consistent with PSEG Long Island’s Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan, principles being implemented by NYS electric utilities, and the New York State Public Service Commission's Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV, open proceeding. These RFPs will be issued and conducted in coordination with PSEG Long Island’s Integrated Resource Plan, which will seek to develop a balanced, reliable, affordable and efficient electric resource plan for Long Island.
The Authority is sending letters to all of the proposers thanking them for participating in the RFP and notifying them that their proposals will no longer be considered.
The evaluation of proposals on the Renewable RFP continues, and recommendation regarding the procurement of up-to-280MW of renewable energy by Authority staff is expected to be presented to the Board on December 17, 2014.