New York State Announces First Ever Offshore Wind Energy Awards 

Nation-leading Program Sends Powerful Message To Launch Offshore Wind Industry

New York, July 18, 2019 — Governor Cuomo announced today that Equinor US Holdings and a joint venture between Orsted A/S and Eversource Energy are the successful bidders in the State’s first ever offshore wind solicitation conducted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Following a competitive process, NYSERDA selected two projects that when constructed will provide 1700 megawatts-hours of clean, renewable electricity into New York’s grid, enough to power 1 million households. The 1700 MW award is the largest in the nation to-date and the first major installment toward the Governor’s nation-leading commitment to develop 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. It is an important step towards the greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy targets contained in the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island said, “New York is leading the nation in the rapid transition from a fossil-fueled economy to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. We are witnessing a tipping point in energy history and today’s commitment to large-scale investments in offshore wind power prove that New York walks the walk of powering our economy with renewable energy.

Read the full news release here.    More info from NYSERDA on the selections is here.

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September 09, 2019

At 07:00 PM through September 25, 2019

NYS OW Open Houses

Various venues

New York State Offshore Wind Open House Events

NYSERDA Offshore Wind Open Houses Sep. 2019

NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Team will host a series of open house events to discuss the State's efforts to advance offshore wind, including New York’s unprecedented awards for 1,696 MW of offshore wind energy. NYSERDA staff will present details of the two announced projects – Empire Wind (Equinor US Holdings, Inc.) and Sunrise Wind (Bay State Wind LLC, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy) – as submitted in the project proposals, including local impacts and opportunities.

Open house events will be held in Albany, Brookhaven, Long Beach, Southampton, Staten Island, Sunset Park, and The Rockaways.

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Staten Island Open House
Monday, September 9
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
New York Public Library, Richmondtown Branch
200 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Albany Open House
Thursday, September 12
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Albany Public Library, Washington Avenue Branch
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Brookhaven Open House
Tuesday, September 17
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Brookhaven Town Hall
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738

Southampton Open House
Wednesday, September 18
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Southampton High School
141 Narrow Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

Long Beach Open House
Thursday, September 19
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Long Beach City Hall
1 West Chester Street
Long Beach, NY 11561

Far Rockaway Open House
Monday, September 23
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Queens Public Library, Far Rockaway Branch
1003 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Brooklyn/Sunset Park Open House
Wednesday, September 25
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sims Municipal Recycling
472 2nd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(end of the 29th Street Pier)

September 20, 2019

Foley Square in New York City, NY

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