New awards: Today, Governor Hochul announced that New York State awarded two offshore wind projects for contract negotiation from its fourth offshore wind solicitation – Empire Wind 1, a planned 810-megawatt project (developed by Equinor), and Sunrise Wind, a planned 924-megawatt project (developed by Ørsted and Eversource). This represents continued action taken by the State as part of New York’s 10-Point Action Plan to overcome macroeconomic and inflationary challenges impacting the renewable energy sector. NYSERDA will be hosting a webinar on the awarded projects on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Registration information is available here.