The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has put out a call for firms to support its communications efforts for a range of programs and initiatives.

They may submit proposals for each or all of the following categories: market development, policy, offshore wind and large-scale renewables, and distributed energy resources.

NYSERDA is looking for firms able "to develop compelling and effective messaging that conveys the benefits of energy efficiency and clean energy technology to all audiences, including hard-to-reach audiences, such as disadvantaged communities, enabling them to make informed choices with respect to their rights and protections and the services and programs provided by regulated utilities, other state agencies, and competitive suppliers," according to the RFP.

It plans to issue five-year contracts with the possibility of two one-year renewal periods.

December is earliest start date for any potential work.

Proposals are due Oct. 5. They go to:

Contract Management
Jillian Baxter
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399

Read the RFP (PDF).

NYSERDA will post any changes in the RFP at