Offshore Wind Solicitations

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NYSERDA is leading the coordination of offshore wind opportunities in New York State to bring clean, locally-produced renewable energy to Long Island and New York City. Offshore wind will be a crucial step on the pathway to a carbon-neutral economy. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed Green New Deal, a nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda, includes both a call for 70% of New York’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 and 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035.

On July 12, 2018, the New York Public Service Commission issued an Order Adopting the Offshore Wind StandardLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. [PDF]. The Offshore Wind Standard authorizes solicitations by NYSERDA, in consultation with the Long Island Power Authority and New York Power Authority, for a first phase of offshore wind procurements in 2018 and 2019.

In the Fall of 2018, NYSERDA issued its first solicitation for offshore wind to stimulate the development of the domestic offshore wind industry, reduce the cost of later offshore wind procurements, and allow New York State to realize the direct benefits associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind resources.

The response was unprecedented and historic. NYSERDA received proposals for 18 projects from four proposers which included some of the largest developers in the global industry. This initial commitment will stimulate the development of the domestic offshore wind industry, reduce the cost of later offshore wind procurements, and allow New York State to realize the direct benefits associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind resources. This milestone represents significant progress toward realizing New York State’s offshore wind energy goals while continuing the State’s commitment to advancing offshore wind energy in a responsible and cost-effective manner.