NY’s Third Offshore Wind Solicitation is on the Street!
On July 27, Governor Hochul announced the procurement of up to 2GW of offshore wind capacity for projects; supply chain investment plans (SCIP) of $300-450 million to fund localize component manufacturing and ports; utilization of meshed ready offshore grid connection for projects; and a workforce, jobs, and stakeholder engagement plans requirement. There are many facets of this solicitation, but here are the key wins we helped secure for organized labor:
- Prevailing Wage and PLA language will apply to both the offshore developer’s project and its supply chain investment plan facilities
- Requirement of Labor Peace Agreements for operations and maintenance jobs as a condition of ongoing REC (renewable energy credit) payments while the project is operational
- Requirement to invest at least $117 million in domestic steel per 1GW of proposed generation, and additional domestic content incentives
- Requirement for a workforce and jobs plan that ensure the jobs associated with the SCIP are reported. These disclosures include: a net job dollar amount, along with number of short-term and long-term jobs being created which will eventually become a part of the final contract.
- The solicitation also allows proposers to submit plans that address the repurposing of fossil generating facilities and the utilization of energy storage and decarbonization investments in emerging technologies like green hydrogen.
Check out the coverage from the Long Island Business News.
Climate Jobs NY will continue to work with the NYSERDA, industry, and our environmental and frontline community partners to be sure the offshore wind economy in NY is one centered on justice and good union jobs. The deadline for project proposals is December 22, 2022 with awardees anticipated to be selected by the first quarter of 2023. For more information on the RFP please visit NYSERDA’s website.