Offshore Wind in New York State

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In his 2019 State of the State Address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo committed New York State to pursuing the development of 9,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy by 2035 - enough electricity to power up to 6 million homes. The nation-leading development of this resource supports the State's energy goals and will provide clean, abundant energy to New York City and Long Island. In addition, it will further the State’s goal of growing the number of home-grown, renewable, carbon-free sources of energy to the grid, while creating statewide jobs and encouraging investments in coastal communities and infrastructure. Furthermore, New York State is committed to ensuring that energy from offshore wind is developed in a responsible and cost-effective manner.