The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Public Service Commission awarded $204 million in contracts on April 9 that will support the development of 318 MW of renewable electricity at eight sites. The eight projects are in various stages of project development and have not yet been built. NYSERDA has issued no new solicitations since January 2010, when the authority announced a round of power orders for five projects slated to generate 142 MW. In December 2009, New York’s PSC established a goal of supplying 30% of its power from renewable sources by
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.