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
(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.
The M-TWG Cabling Workshop Summary Report is available on the workshop page. Our sincere thanks to all the workshop participants for a successful meeting and informative document. The Summary Report was also submitted to the NYS Public Service Commission Case 22-E-0633.
The New York Offshore Wind Cable Corridor Constraints Assessment final report was published in March 2023. The Assessment may inform what actions New York State can consider, helping ensure maximum benefits of renewable OSW energy while minimizing conflicts and impacts on activities and infrastructure. For more information, visit https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Offshore-Wind/Focus-Areas/Transmission-NY-Electricity-Grid.
NYSERDA’s existing portfolio of projects can be found on the New York’s Offshore Wind Projects webpage. The Mid-Atlantic Data Portal maintains a listing of informational resources for current and recent government agency actions, including public comment periods, related to ocean planning in the region https://portal.midatlanticocean.org/current-agency-actions. More announcements are coming soon!