Announcements and Events

Upcoming Events

NYSERDA’s Technical Conference, Monday, July 23, 2018
NYSERDA is holding a technical conference to discuss topics related to the Offshore Wind Standard solicitation process and request for information in person and via webinar on Monday, July 23 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

If you intend to participate in person, you must RSVP to no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 20. If you plan to participate via webinar, register online. Confirmation of in person registration and/or webinar access will be emailed to participants upon receipt of RSVP or registration.

  • Monday, July 23 — Department of Public Service, 90 Church Street, New York, NY, 10007


New York State and BOEM Joint Stakeholder Meetings, July 11-12, 2018
In collaboration with the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation and NYSERDA, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is convening two public comment sessions to help ensure the New York’s fishing community and related stakeholders can address their questions and concerns. BOEM will present information regarding the New York Bight Call Area Identification process and characterization of New York Bight fisheries. The meetings will take place between 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, July 11— Montauk Community Playhouse, ADC Room, 240 Edgemere Street, Montauk, New York, 11954
  • Thursday, July 12— Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock Office, 333 Beach Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Past Events


New York State Offshore Wind Update Public Information Meetings, May 7-8, 2018

NYSERDA hosted two offshore wind public information meetings on Long Island to provide the latest updates from the State, including on the now-public New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, and to discuss the federal government’s April 2018 announcement Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. that takes the first formal step to identify and lease additional wind energy areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast. These meetings included a presentation and Q&A, and an opportunity to ask questions of New York State and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management government representatives. These meetings were open to the public and took place in the following locations:

  • Monday, May 7 – Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Long Island Association, 300 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747

Materials from these meetings:

New York State Offshore Wind Public Webinar, May 1, 2018

Materials from the May 1, 2018 webinar:

New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan Webinars, February 13, 2018

NYSERDA hosted two public webinars to provide an overview of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan and the next steps that New York State will take to advance offshore wind energy development.

Materials from the February 13, 2018 webinars:


New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan Update, October 3, 2017

  • Tuesday, October 3 – Indigo Hotel, East End, Riverhead, NY 11901

Materials from this meeting:

New York State Offshore Wind Fish and Fisheries Open Houses, August 8-9 and August 16-17, 2017
NYSERDA hosted four public open houses specifically focusing on fish and fisheries. These open houses provided fisheries stakeholders with an opportunity to learn about the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, and provided an opportunity for NYSERDA to learn about the individuals and vessels fishing in the offshore waters of New York.

  • Tuesday, August 8 – Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Wednesday, August 9 – Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Wednesday, August 16 – Southampton Town Commercial Dock Facility, Hampton Bays, NY, 11944
  • Thursday, August 17 – Montauk Library, Montauk, NY 11954

New York City Public Information Meetings, August 14-16, 2017
NYSERDA hosted public information meetings in New York City to provide information on the New York Offshore Wind Master Plan process, and offer the public an opportunity to ask NYSERDA representatives questions. These meetings were open to the public and took place in the following locations:

  • Monday, August 14 – Queens Library at Peninsula, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
  • Tuesday, August 15 – St. George Library Center, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Wednesday, August 16 – New York Aquarium, Education Hall, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Materials from these meetings:

Long Island Public Information Meetings, Long Island, NY July 10-12, 2017
NYSERDA hosted public information meetings on Long Island to provide information on the New York Offshore Wind Master Plan process, and offer the public an opportunity to ask NYSERDA representatives questions. These meetings were open to the public and took place in the following locations:

  • Monday, July 10 – 300 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY, 11747
  • Tuesday, July 11 – 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, 11561
  • Wednesday, July 12 – 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY, 11968

Materials from these meetings:

Marine Resource Advisory Council Meeting, East Setauket, NY, January 17, 2017
The Marine Resource Advisory Council held a public meeting where NYSERDA was part of the formal agenda and presented a "NYS Offshore Wind Master Plan" presentation and conducted a questions and answers session for approximately 30 minutes. The general topics were: an introduction to offshore wind, what offshore wind means for New York, and an introduction to the offshore wind Master Planning process.


ACE NY 2016 Fall Conference, Albany, NY, November 2-3, 2016
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York held their 10th annual fall conference and membership meeting to discuss the opportunities and challenges for achieving 50% renewable energy and a clean energy future for New York State. Greg Matzat, senior advisor of NYSERDA’s Large-scale Renewables participated on a panel discussion about Clean Energy Standard Implementation Issues.

AWEA Offshore Windpower 2016, Warwick, RI, October 25-26, 2016
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition program gathered top developers and experts in offshore wind energy to define the next steps in maintaining a positive trend for the industry. The conference focused on analyzing new developments, examined the latest lessons learned, and highlighted the best areas for potential cost reductions. John Rhodes gave a presentation discussing NYSERDA’s offshore wind initiatives and Offshore Wind Master Plan. Greg Matzat participated on a panel discussion that focused on states policies and market drivers that are increasing demand for offshore wind energy and to those states and regions that are in need of such policies to move offshore wind development forward.

Public Meeting, New York City, June 29, 2016
NYSERDA provided details on its participation in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s auction for a commercial offshore wind energy lease off the coast of Long Island. This meeting focused on how the lease auction will fit into New York State’s Offshore Wind Master Plan and NYSERDA’s plans for risk assessments and cost reductions if successful in bidding.



6/12/2018 Governor Cuomo Announces Plan Directing the Procurement of Approximately 800 Megawatts of Offshore Wind to Jumpstart Industry
First Phase of Offshore Wind Procurement Will Support State's Overall Goal of 2,400 Megawatts of Offshore Wind by 2030

6/15/2018 Governor Cuomo Announces New York Will Lead Nationwide Consortium to Advance Offshore Wind Research and Development
National Consortium Will Create a Public-Private Partnership of Industry Leaders to Advance Offshore Wind Technology, Drive Wind Innovation and Combat Climate Change

05/16/2018 NYSERDA and Normandeau Announce World’s Largest Offshore Wildlife Aerial Survey Off New York’s Atlantic Coast Reaches Halfway Point
Survey Conducted Will Advance Responsible Development of Offshore Wind

05/01/2018 NYSERDA Announces $5 Million Available for Assessment of Wind Resources to Support Responsible and Cost-Effective Offshore Wind Energy Development
Metocean Data Collection Allows Smarter Development of Projects to Increase Energy Production While Reducing Project Footprint

01/29/2018 Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy
First Announced in 2018 State of the State - Master Plan Will Implement the Procurement of at Least 800 Megawatts of Offshore Wind Over Next Two Years

1/2/2018  Governor Cuomo Outlines 2018 Agenda: Realizing the Promise of Progressive Government


10/2/2017 New York State Submits Offshore Areas for Potential Wind Development Off Atlantic Coast
Offshore Wind Helps Meet State’s Requirement of 50 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030

1/25/2017 Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation
90 Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm 30 Miles Off the Coast of Long Island Will Create Jobs and Power 50,000 Long Island Homes with Clean, Resilient and Affordable Energy

1/10/2017 Governor Cuomo Presents 25th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Energy Project Off Long Island Coast and Unprecedented Commitment to Develop Up to 2.4 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Power by 2030
Calls on Long Island Power Authority to Approve 90 Megawatt Project Off Montauk and Supports Development of 800 Megawatt Offshore Wind Lease Area Off Rockaway Peninsula


12/12/2016 NYSERDA Seeking Experts to Help New York Determine How Best to Responsibly Develop Offshore Wind
Expert Consultants to Assist in Developing and Executing Offshore Wind Master Plan

10/27/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces Major Progress in Offshore Wind Development
NYSERDA Selected to Compete for Offshore Wind Lease South of Long Island

09/15/2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Release of New York State Offshore Wind Blueprint
The blueprint outlines strategic approach to responsibly develop offshore wind resources and meet clean energy standard commitment of 50-percent renewables by 2030.

06/02/2016 New York State to Participate in Offshore Wind Lease Auction
NYSERDA aims to advance offshore wind, reduce project development costs, and protect the environment