New York State to Seek 800 Megawatts of Offshore Wind Power

Jan. 2, 2018

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a call for solicitations for at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind in 2018 and 2019 to “position New York as the leading offshore wind market in the United States” and to drive competition to “reduce costs and create new well-paying jobs.” The resulting energy would power 400,000 New York households. Last year the Governor announced a call for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind in the state by 2030, or enough to power up to 1.2 million homes. According to the Blueprint for the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, the state plans to meet 50% of its electricity needs from renewable resources by 2030.