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As mentioned above, round 3 is upon us. Developers are scrambling, burning a virtual candlelight, to prepare their bids. Affectionately referred to as ORECRFP22-1, anticipates adding 2,000+ megawatts of offshore wind energy, leveraging $500 million of New York State funding (still waiting for FY 2023 approval).
We see the impact all around us, from baby formula to imported steel, no industry is left untouched by material and labor shortages. In the wind world, we see losses being reported by multinational companies like Vesta’s, a major provider of turbines for both on and offshore wind farms. Factors such as the Ukraine War, Covid, Chinese imports, etc. are really putting pressure on manufacturers and raw material suppliers.
NYSERDA request for information (rfi) has gone out to the public, responses due May 27. These RFI’s are an important part of the public comment process and gives us a platform to stress the areas we feel are important for the 3rd round. There are 5 focus areas to respond to and of course, you should pick the ones relevant to you. Learn more HERE
Congrats go out to our friends and sponsor TOTAL ENERGIES for winning a bid for lease areas off the coast of North Carolina. Yes NY, we’re not alone in this and it will only get more competitive.
Recently announced. Our sponsor Orsted and the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), have reached a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce. Well done.
Shout out to our good friend Andrea Bonilla for her new position at our other sponsor, (and Orsted JV partner) Eversource, as Community Outreach & Relations for Offshore Wind in Long Island.
A call for all workforce passionate people to come to the aid of our island. With Andrea’s departure, we now have a hole to plug for a Workforce Development Institute Regional Director. Interested parties can learn more and check out the job posting HERE.
Are you in it? The NYSERDA database that is. You can take a peek at the list by going to our new website and viewing the visual representation of the map and you can also register via our website or NYSERDA by clicking HERE
The IWA, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit, is one of the northeast region’s leading advanced manufacturing workforce-development training organizations. We provide essential programming for incumbent and in-transition workers, and college and non-college bound students; from energy to aerospace, pharmaceuticals to building trades. The IWA partners with industry, government, and educational institutions to fill the employment pipeline for in-demand engineers, and installation and technical service workers, with a focus on hard-to-fill positions, and on low-income, high needs communities.
The IWA also works with national research and training institutions to ensure our programs consistently meet and exceed local and national skills requirements.