New York State
Offshore Wind
offshore wind turbines

Offshore wind energy is poised to become a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York. The State is supporting the development of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, enough to power up to 6 million homes.

Benefits of offshore wind include:

  • Clean, locally produced power where demand is highest
  • Significant investments in infrastructure and communities along New York's coasts, in the Hudson Valley, and up to the Capital Region.
  • The opportunity for thousands of short- and long-term skilled construction, manufacturing, and operations jobs
  • Diversified electricity supply
  • Avoiding greenhouse gas emissions

New York State is working diligently to ensure that offshore wind is developed in the most responsible and cost-effective way possible. With a world-class workforce, unmatched intellectual capital, physical infrastructure and financial institutions, and national clean energy policy leadership, New York plans to become a hub for the United States’ emerging offshore wind energy industry.

GE offshore wind turbinesPhoto Credit: GE Renewable