The Trustees of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have awarded Mott MacDonald a five-year standing contract to advise on the development of the Authority’s renewable assets, with an initial focus on wind power development in the state.
This is a milestone project for Mott MacDonald’s renewable energy advisory services in the US, and will set the tone for providing renewable power advisory services to other power utilities across the country.
Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America, said, “In what was a very competitive process, we are delighted to have been chosen by NYPA to provide our renewable development advisory services.”
DeNichilo continued, “In August 2016, the state of New York increased its Renewable Portfolio Standard from requiring utilities to procure 29% of their power from renewable sources to 50% by 2030. Our work with NYPA will help the utility and the state to achieve this important target.”
The contract begins with the evaluation of three different wind power sites, two identified by the Authority and one to be identified by Mott MacDonald. Mott MacDonald will conduct preliminary site feasibility investigations on all three sites, including energy yield assessments, connectivity investigations, site suitability reviews and assessments, and reviews of environmental and permitting issues.
Based on the review of the initial three sites, the optimal site showing the greatest promise will be identified. Mott MacDonald will undertake detailed reviews and investigations of the preferred site. This will include completing preliminary site layouts, an interconnection study, cost estimation, development scheduling, bid documentation preparation, prequalification of bidders, project management, and environmental and permitting applications. Services provided to NYPA will be delivered by Mott MacDonald’s US-based staff. <!--![endif]--><!--![if-->
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