Offshore wind energy is poised to become a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York. As codified by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, 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 Atlantic Coast 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.