Published: 24 April 2009 24 April 2009
New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced a public-private initiative for the potential development of wind power projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
NYPA today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to
initiate efforts to develop offshore wind projects in the Great Lakes.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) to examine technical issues related to
the viability of such projects is expected to be released before the
end of the month. To carry out the initiative known as the Great Lakes
Offshore Wind Project, NYPA, with the support of wind power proponents
is gathering a wide range of environmental, economic development,
technical, financial and other information to serve as the foundation
for the possible installation of wind power projects by one or more
private wind power developers, sized to a minimum of 120MW.