New York State Releases Offshore Wind Master Plan
Jan. 29, 2018
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, a document that will guide the development of 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind in New York State by 2030, enough to power up to 1.2 million homes. To spur the development of renewable resources, Governor Cuomo announced in his 2018 State of the State address that the state will issue solicitations in 2018 and in 2019 for a combined total of at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind power. Offshore wind is a critical component of the Governor's mandate to generate 50% of the state's electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030 and support thousands of jobs in New York's clean energy economy. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will host a public webinar to provide an overview of the master plan and the next steps that New York State will take to advance offshore wind energy development.