Public and Stakeholder Engagement

The New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan [PDF] benefited from over a year’s worth of outreach to and engagement with stakeholders such as, but not limited to:

  • Commercial and recreational fishermen
  • Consumer advocates
  • Elected officials
  • Labor and business
  • Long Island and New York City communities
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Offshore wind energy industry
  • State and federal agencies
  • Submarine cables and offshore infrastructure owners

Appendix W of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan [PDF] includes a detailed summary of the outreach and engagement which helped inform it.

The State continues to foster public feedback and provide timely, transparent responses to public concerns and questions. In its ongoing public engagement, the State will evaluate the most effective approaches to sharing information and receiving public feedback. New York State agencies and authorities will coordinate with the federal government and eventual project developers to ensure the continuation of robust public engagement.

In addition, NYSERDA continues to act as an intermediary by directing interested parties to the appropriate information holder, through questions received via the New York State Offshore Wind Contact Us page. New York State agencies and authorities also continue to sponsor and/or host in-person group meetings, conferences, webinars, workshops, and/or public information sessions and may support specialty liaisons to serve as a point of contact for particular groups.