Offshore Wind continues making huge strides in NYS. Over the past days and weeks, BOEM issued the Empire Wind Record of Decision and Sunrise Wind Final EIS, NYS Public Service Commission issued the Empire Wind 1 Article VII Certificate and approved the Sunrise Wind construction plan, and finally South Fork Wind delivered its first power to Long Island. What a way to […]
On October 24, Governor Hochul announced the largest state investment in renewable energy in U.S. history. This includes competitively selecting three (3) new offshore wind projects totaling 4,032 megawatts (MW) and $300 million in state investments for supply chain facilities in New York’s Capital Region. Visit New York’s Offshore Wind Projects webpage for more information.
Building upon the Commission’s Transmission Planning Order this summer, the NY Independent Service Operator (NYISO) initiated the NYC Public Policy Transmission Need for coordinated transmission into the Con Edison grid. Prospective bidders are participating in technical conferences ahead of a formal solicitation anticipated in early 2024. Learn more on NYISO Planning Studies.
Coast Guard Sector New York guidance documents: Sector NY has developed two (2) guidance documents relevant for offshore wind projects. Stakeholder Outreach Best Practices was developed to assist project managers of major marine construction projects within the Port of New York and New Jersey and on the Hudson River. Information for Windfarm Leaseholders was developed
Empire Wind 1 Article VII Joint Proposal (JP): A Joint Proposal was filed with the NYS Public Service Commission on 8/15/2023 and is available for download (Case 21-T-0366). The JP contains proposed project conditions to address anticipated impacts that were agreed upon by the developer, NYS agencies, NYC, and Long Island Commercial Fishing Association. On
BOEM has initiated its review of the Beacon Wind Project located in southern New England waters that is proposing two (2) phases of development and two (2) possible landfall locations in Astoria, Queens and Waterford, Connecticut. The deadline for comments is July 31.
NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) Order Addressing Public Policy Requirements for Transmission Planning Purposes (Case 22-E-0633) initiates a process to deliver at least 4,770 MW and up to 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation to NYC’s Con Edison system. The M-TWG comments are cited on pg. 27 & 40.
(7/3/2023) Department of Energy (DOE) announces National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC) process. Public comment period extended to July 31. Update on 8/23/2023: New York State Entities responded to DOE’s request for information in this letter.
Northeast states seek to establish a “Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission” that would leverage DOE’s technical expertise in partnership with states representing New England, New York, and New Jersey to explore opportunities for increased electric transmission interconnectivity, including for offshore wind.