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About Offshore Wind

Reaching New York’s nation-leading climate goals


New York’s Commitment to Clean Energy

Climate change presents a real, grave challenge to our planet, and New York State has committed to taking action through comprehensive legislation.

In 2019, the historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law, requiring the State to achieve a 100% carbon free electricity system by 2040 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% below 1990 levels by 2050, setting a new standard for states and the nation to expedite the transition to a clean energy economy. The law mandates that at least 70% of New York's electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030 and calls for the development of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035. 

New York's Project Voices

In addition to the videos below, learn more about New York's offshore wind projects on our New York Offshore Wind Projects page.

Equinor Launches High-Tech Buoy in New York Bight

Produced by Equinor Wind US.
[1 min 57 seconds]

Equinor Wind US LLC is the developer of NYSERDA’s 816 MW Empire Wind Project

Sunrise Wind

Produced by Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy

Ørsted and Eversource are the developers of NYSERDA’s approximately 924 MW Sunrise Wind Project

Southfork Wind

Produced by Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy

South Fork Wind is the 130 megawatt project under contract with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

How it All Comes Together - Installing an Offshore Wind Farm

Produced by Siemens Energy
[4 min 7 seconds]

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the designated turbine manufacturer for the Sunrise Wind and South Fork Wind Farms

Benefits of Offshore Wind

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

Learn more about New York Offshore Wind