Statement from Liz Burdock, CEO & President, Business Network for Offshore Wind
As required by the recently passed offshore wind energy legislation signed by Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Bureau of Energy Technology Policy released a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) today for up to 2000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy. This Draft RFP (see attached .pdf) is now available for review and comments, which are due to CT DEEP by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 15 . The final solicitation is due to be released on August 15.
“We congratulate the state of Connecticut for moving so quickly in preparing their first major Draft RFP for offshore wind energy,” said Liz Burdock, CEO and President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Coupled with the other major announcements on offshore wind projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island this spring, it confirms the growing strength of the industry in New England. I believe this solicitation will accelerate the region’s investments in ports like New London and Bridgeport, and allow Connecticut suppliers to be active participants in the regional offshore wind supply chain.”
- DEEP releases draft solicitation – July 1, 2019
- Draft solicitation written comments due – July 15, 2019
- DEEP releases final solicitation – August 15, 2019
- Deadline for the submission of written questions to DEEP – August 30, 2019
- Notice of Intent to Bid form due – August 30, 2019
- DEEP releases responses to questions – September 15, 2019
- Bid due date – September 30, 2019
- DEEP announces solicitation decision – November 2019
About the Business Network for Offshore Wind
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain in the United States. The Network is focused on delivering education, creating partnerships and advancing the industry. All membership and event proceeds are invested back into supporting the industry by helping the Network continue programmatic education and develop the tools and networks necessary to create a U.S. offshore wind supply chain.
The Network hosts the annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), the leading technical conference for offshore wind in the United States dedicated to moving the industry forward.