New York State Offshore Wind
Master Plan

NYSERDA spearheaded the development of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that encourages the development of offshore wind in a manner that is sensitive to environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues while addressing market barriers and aiming to lower costs.

New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan: Charting a Course to 2,400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy

Since 2016, New York State has been conducting research, analysis, and outreach to evaluate the potential for offshore wind energy development and to inform the State’s path for meeting its goal of 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030. This Master Plan sets forth the New York’s comprehensive strategy to reach that goal. Specifically, the Master Plan:

  • Identifies the most favorable areas for potential offshore wind energy development (Area for Consideration)
  • Describes the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy development
  • Addresses mechanisms to procure offshore wind energy at the lowest cost to ratepayers
  • Analyzes costs and cost-reduction pathways
  • Recommends measures to mitigate potential impacts of offshore wind energy development
  • Identifies infrastructure requirements and assesses existing facilities
  • Identifies workforce opportunities
  • Identifies a process to consider offshore wind procurement options [PDF] in NYSERDA's January 2018 filing with the New York State Public Service Commission
  • Convenes Technical Working Groups for Maritime, Jobs and Supply Chain, Commercial and Recreational Fishing, and Environment

NYSERDA conducted 20 studies and engaged with stakeholders and the public to ensure the responsible, transparent, and cost-effective development of offshore wind. New York State will follow the Master Plan to achieve our goal of developing 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

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