Published: 21 August 2019 21 August 2019
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power. This request for proposals seeks up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind.
As part of the RFP process, DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes convened a Commission on Environmental Standards to provide input on best practices for avoiding, minimising, and mitigating any impacts to wildlife, natural resources, ecosystems, and traditional or existing water-dependent uses like commercial fishing. This RFP represents the state’s first solicitation dedicated specifically to offshore wind development. DEEP will hold a bidders’ conference on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in DEEP’s New Britain Office to allow bidders the opportunity to ask DEEP questions about the RFP. Bids are due by noon on Monday, September 30th.