Offshore wind energy proposed off New York

Monday, October 3, 2011

The New York Power Authority - the public power organization for the state of New York - is pursuing the development of a utility-scale offshore wind farm in federal waters at least 13 miles south of New York City and the western tip of Long Island.  NYPA intends to hold a competitive solicitation to select a developer for the project, which is expected to have up to 700 megawatts of nameplate capacity.

Sunset over Five Islands harbor, Georgetown Island, Maine.

The Long Island project is not NYPA's first foray into offshore wind.  Until last month, NYPA was conducting a competitive process to select a developer for a project in the Great Lakes.  NYPA shut down its Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) program at the end of September 2011.

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