In the first offshore wind solicitation, NYSERDA chose Equinor’s 816MW Empire Wind and the 880MW Sunrise Wind, a project jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversource Energy.
In addition, this announcement is in line with NY’s goal to have 9GW of electricity from offshore wind by 2035. This one could yield more than 1GW in new capacity.
This phase will designed to capture the costs that are rapidly decreasing in the offhore wind sector.
In early 2020, NYSERDA, Empire State Development (ESD), and New York Department of Transportation (DOT) will also initiate a competitive process to award USD 200 million in public investments to improve the port infrastructure that will be used for the local offshore wind sector.
The agencies conducted a Request for Expressions of Interest process in 2019 which yielded over ten promising proposals, according to the Address.