New York awards contracts for 1,700MW of offshore wind

first_imgNew York awards contracts for 1,700MW of offshore wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Crain’s New York Business:New York State’s first large-scale wind-power procurement has officially been awarded to two energy developers, each of which will build separate offshore wind farms that will feed energy to New York City and Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.At a press conference at the Fordham University School of Law, Cuomo announced the winning bids and signed the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, legislation which he called the “most aggressive climate law in the United States of America.”The Sunrise Wind Project will be led by a joint venture between European wind-power company Ørsted and Eversource and produce 880 megawatts on Long Island and for Long Island. Ørsted and Eversource have also committed to investing $10 million to create a National Workforce Training Center in partnership with Suffolk County Community College and leading labor unions.A second project called the Empire Wind Project, will be led by European developer Equinor, producing 816 megawatts that will feed New York City. The project is expected to be developed with 60 to 80 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of more than 10 megawatts each, according to Equinor.Additionally, Cuomo announced that the state will invest $287 million to construct service and port facilities to help make New York City a hub for the energy industry. The state will also provide $20 million to develop a wind-power training program, that will be led by the State University of New York system.More: State’s first large-scale wind-power procurement awarded to two energy developerslast_img

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