New York Power Authority Board To Issue Request for
Generating Capacity for New York City Governmental Customers
March 11, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
announced Friday its issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for
generating capacity to help ensure reliable electricity service for its
New York City governmental customers and the thousands of essential
facilities they operate.
NYPA is seeking as much as 500 megawatts of in-city capacity to commence
no sooner than February 1, 2008, for up to 10 years, as part of a joint
planning process with the governmental customers.
The capacity can be provided by power plants in New York City or from
facilities outside its borders via dedicated transmission lines to Con
Edison’s electric system in the city. The RFP is designed to encourage
diverse bidders including generators based in New York City, generators
based in other regional power markets, transmission providers offering
expanded transmission service between New York City and other power
markets, and bidders offering combined products and financial
The Power Authority is seeking in-city capacity that qualifies as
unforced capacity, or UCAP, under the rules of the New York Independent
System Operator. UCAP is determined based on the capability of the
generating plant after adjusting for the monthly forced-outage rate. The
Power Authority will consider bids that offer UCAP only, as well as bids
that bundle UCAP with energy.
Last month, the NYPA trustees approved selection of three
companies—Entergy, Morgan Stanley Capital Group and Zilkha Energy—for
future energy supplies for the New York City governmental customers.
Those selections stemmed from competitive review of proposals from an
Those interested in receiving a copy of the latest RFP should contact
the Power Authority’s Director of Supply Planning, Pricing and Power
Contracts, Jordan Brandeis (firstname.lastname@example.org).