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Focus Areas

Essential to cost-effective and responsible development

There is enormous wind energy potential off the Atlantic coast, particularly an area south of Long Island and southeast of New York City called the New York Bight. Offshore Wind will be one of New York's main sources of electricity as the state progresses towards 70% renewable energy by 2030.

Weighing both the possible risks and the potential for benefits at a global scale, New York State is committed to developing offshore wind in a responsible way that considers a variety of impacts and attempts to mitigate them. NYSERDA has concentrated efforts on the focus areas below.

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  • Ship traveling through wind turbines

    New York’s Offshore Wind Projects

    4,300+ MW of projects are contracted and under development statewide.
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  • Aerial view of offshore wind farm

    Offshore Wind Solicitations

    How NYSERDA competitively selects offshore wind projects.
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  • Offshire wind farm and platform

    Permitting Requirements for Offshore Wind

    Understanding federal and state permitting and approvals processes.
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  • Wind turbine workers at construction site

    Ports, Supply Chain, and Economic Development

    More than $644 million in public and private investments in port infrastructure and more than $45 million in public and private workforce development and training.
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  • Whale tail breaching

    Protecting a Dynamic Ocean Environment

    Understanding the environment to minimize conflicts and lower costs.
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  • Workers talking beside presentation

    Connecting with New Yorkers

    Working together to responsibly and cost-effectively develop offshore wind energy.
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  • Coastal city at night, view from above

    Transmission and New York’s Electricity Grid

    Achieving 9,000 MW of offshore wind will help deliver New York’s goal of 100% clean electricity by 2040.
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  • Lighting rig

    R&D: Advancing Technology and Lowering Costs

    Learn about the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.
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  • Turbine construction

    Leading a Regional Industry

    How NY works with the federal government and Atlantic states to develop a regional industry.
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  • Offshore wind farm

    Understanding Impacts and Benefits

    Measuring and monitoring how offshore wind will affect New Yorkers.
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  • View of coastline from above

    Climate Change and Offshore Wind

    Our responsibility to New Yorkers and our role as global stewards.
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