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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW) to host event on June 24 in Syracuse

Read the complete background information on GLOW -- including the RFP, FAQ's, latest updates, Fact Sheet, and calendar of events regarding this major development opportunity:

Creating a buzz in the wind industry is news that The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has issued a Request for Proposals for the development of a utility-scale offshore wind farm between 120 megawatts (mw) and 500 mw total capacity in either Lake Erie or Lake Ontario. NYPA plans to purchase the full electricity production under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with a goal of creating the first offshore freshwater wind farm

As part of building New York's offshore wind industry. NYPA has also developed an online, business-to-business registry for companies interested in becoming involved in this project. The registry is now available to list ompany information.

Learn more by attending a Get Listed! event, scheduled on June 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Syracuse.
Register for Syracuse program.

NYPA's RFP to develop an offshore wind farm in the Great Lakes is an opportunity for New York State manufacturers and service providers, especially in Western and Northern New York, to take part in this growth industry. In addition, NYPA is interested in attracting new and innovative companies to New York for offshore wind development.

Companies who are encouraged to participate in the registry include:
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of mechanical and electrical components including: generators, hydraulics, sensors, hardware, drives, power distribution, composites, cabling, big steel, castings, forgings, bearings and gearboxes.
  • Construction equipment and suppliers, including: cranes, concrete and rear.
  • Transportation companies supporting large-scale items over land, rail and sea
The Syracuse event is being coordinated by NYPA with CenterState  CEO.