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November 22, 2010

Upstate Hydroelectric Generation - Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”), in conjunction with the City of New York (“City”), is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) to gather information from entities interested in designing, building, financing, and/or operating hydroelectric plants on four of the New York City-owned dams and reservoirs in upstate New York.  Water is released from the reservoirs for conservation purposes and to comply with downstream flow targets in the main stem of the Delaware River, as prescribed under a 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decree.   This water, along with water that would otherwise spill, is available for hydroelectric energy production.  The City holds a preliminary permit issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to allow it, in conjunction with DEP, to further evaluate the development of hydroelectric facilities.  Consistent with the general City policy of encouraging collaboration between government and the private sector DEP has decided to investigate the potential for a private developer to become involved in the project and is desirous of receiving input from persons and entities that may be interested in working with the City in developing the project.   Following an evaluation of the responses to this RFEI, the DEP may decide to develop a request for Qualifications (RFQ), which may be used to pre-qualify entities for a potential Request for Proposal (RFP).  The submission of this RFEI does not constitute or guarantee any contract.  This is not an RFP.  Please see the attachment for more details.

Solicitation: Contact: Address:
Request for
of Interest
Anthony J. Fiore
(718) 595-6529
59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373
Questions and comments pertaining to this RFEI may be sent to by Wednesday, December 14th, 2010 at 4:00 PM.  Answers to questions that DEP believes may be of general interest may be posted on this page and periodically revised, modified, or deleted. 

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600