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Bulk Energy Storage RFP 2021

Central Hudson (“CHGE”) is seeking bids for scheduling and dispatch rights for bulk‐connected energy storage systems that will be operational by December 31, 2025. Central Hudson is providing the following materials for this RFP for prospective bidders. The full list of RFP documents can be found in the links below.

Please thoroughly review all requirements and provisions of Central Hudson Final Request for Proposal (RFP) and Appendices documents posted on October 4, 2021. Only complete offers will be accepted and evaluated.

Interested bidders must be prequalified to be eligible to submit an offer. The deadline for submitting bidder’s qualifications for evaluation is no later than October 26, 2021 at 5 PM EPT (Eastern Prevailing Time). Please refer to the Central Hudson Final RFP, Appendix A, Appendix C7 and Appendix D2 for details. Qualified bidders will be notified of their status by November 22, 2021. Only qualified bidders are eligible to submit offers for this Central Hudson RFP.

Central Hudson will be conducting the RFP in a two‐round approach. The intent of which is to provide a more streamlined approach to the RFP process for all participants. The focus of Round 1 will be more heavily weighted toward the financial aspects of the offers (e.g. project costs and credit worthiness of developer) and energy storage technology with higher‐level review of information relating to the subcontractors, interconnection, site location and project schedule. For Round 1 bidders selected by Central Hudson to participate in Round 2, Round 2 will encompass refinements to the financial aspects and energy storage technology for the projects and require more detailed information of the interconnection costs, developer subcontractor financial and project experience depth, site control and project schedule details.

Round 1 offers from qualified bidders are due no later than December 21, 2021, at 5 PM EPT. Round 1 bidders selected to proceed to Round 2 will be notified by March 4, 2022.

Round 2 offers from qualified bidders are due no later than May 2, 2022, at 5PM EPT. Round 2 bidders selected to continue to contract negotiations will be notified by July 25, 2022.

Please email your bidder’s qualifications submittal and your bidder’s offer submittals (as qualified by round) to CHGE‐Storage‐ Central Hudson will send a reply email to the bidder to verify receipt of bidder’s submittal within two business days after receiving the bidder’s email.



CHGE is administering this RFP to meet the requirements of Case 18‐E‐0130, In the Matter of Energy Storage Deployment Program (“Storage Order”) and the Order Directing Modifications to Energy Storage Solicitations (“Storage Order Modifications”); combined, the “Storage Orders”. In its decision, the New York State Public Service Commission (“Commission”) ordered all New York utilities to procure a total of at least 10 MW of energy storage dispatch rights Agreements for up to a 10‐year period, including CHGE, so long as awarded Offers do not exceed a Utility‐Defined Procurement Ceiling. The Project(s) must be operational by December 31, 2025 and are eligible for a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) Incentive.

Definitions for capitalized terms can be found in Exhibit A of the CHGE Energy Storage Services Agreement.

Unless stated otherwise, any references to Articles, Sections or Appendices are to Articles, Sections, or Appendices contained in these RFP Instructions.

All clock times specified throughout these RFP instructions are in Eastern Prevailing Time (EPT).


2021 bid documents

Document Status
Bulk Storage RFP Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix A Qualification Questionnaire Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix B Offer Form Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C1 Site Control Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C2 Interconnection Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C3 Technical Information Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C4 Permit Schedule Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C5 Financial and Credit Info Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C6 Bidder Checklist Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix C7 Bidding Team Info Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix D1 Energy Storage Services Agreement Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix D2 Confidentiality Non-Disclosure Agreement Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix E Preferred Locations Posted 10/5/2021
Appendix F NYSERDA Sample Agreement for Utility Dispatch Projects

Posted 10/5/2021

Appendix G Contractor Listing Posted 10/5/2021


Questions & answers

The Central Hudson Energy Storage Industry Question Responses PDF will be updated regularly to include feedback received as well as any Central Hudson response to specific RFP clarifications. However, to the extent that there are any discrepancies between the RFP or appendices posted above and the RFP questions & answers posted below, then the RFP and appendices supersede and govern.


Document Status
Central Hudson Energy Storage Industry Question Responses - 2021

Posted 12/16/2021