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November 22, 2010

Wards Island Cogeneration - Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

DEP is extending the period to ask questions until December 28, 2010 (from December 14) and the deadline for submittal to February 4, 2011 (from January 14).

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in collaboration with other City of New York agencies (the City), is issuing this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to energy developers and financiers interested in building, owning, operating, and financing a third-party district energy system to serve existing energy users on Wards Island, and Randall's Island, in New York City. Some of the municipal facilities on Wards Island are currently served by a district energy system, which was built in 1937 and is scheduled to be shut down at the end of 2012. A new modern district energy system could be developed by replacing, expanding and/or refurbishing the various components of the existing system. 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 information.

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 Tuesday, December 28th, 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. 


Wards Island Site Visit - December 13, 2010

DEP is pleased to offer a site visit to interested parties on Monday, December 13, 2010 beginning at 10:00 am at Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant and will include a visit to Manhattan Psychiatric Center’s Steam Plant. Interested parties are required to pre-register by Thursday, December 9, 2010. To register please email Anthony Fiore at

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

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

(718) 595-6600