Empire State Connector Open Solicitation Website
Two rounds of the Open Solicitation have been completed to date. In Q2 2021, the Empire State Connector (“ESC”) will launch the next round of the Open Solicitation to allocate transmission capacity on the proposed up to 1,250 megawatt, 265 miles, HVDC electric transmission line connecting Upstate New York to New York City (More information on the ESC).
London Economics International LLC (“LEI”) has been retained as the Independent Solicitation Manager to conduct the Open Solicitation according to FERC-established guidelines and ensure that the Open Solicitation is fair, transparent, and not unduly discriminatory. This website serves as the portal to provide interested parties with information on the project as well as up-to-date information on the Open Solicitation process.
Non-binding Expressions of Interest from parties interested in acquiring transmission rights on the ESC, or interested in supplying power over the line contingent on long-term contractual arrangements for the purchase of that power are accepted.