New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced conditional awards for three offshore wind and 22 land-based renewable energy projects totaling 6.4 GW – the largest state investment in renewable energy in U.S. history, they say.
NYSERDA has selected three new offshore wind projects totaling 4,032 MW:
Attentive Energy One (1,404 MW), developed by TotalEnergies, Rise Light & Power and Corio Generation. The project includes a novel fossil repurposing plan in Queens, which seeks to retire fossil fuel power generation in the heart of New York City and transition the current workforce to clean energy jobs.
Community Offshore Wind (1,314 MW), developed by RWE Offshore Renewables and National Grid Ventures. The project includes utilization of new grid interconnection being developed by Con Edison in downtown Brooklyn, made possible by the Public Service Commission Order Approving Cost Recovery for Clean Energy Hub to maximize delivery of clean electricity into New York City.
Excelsior Wind (1,314 MW), developed by Vineyard Offshore (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners). The project includes proposed cable route options providing energy deliverability to Long Island, leveraging the electric grid expansion provided through the Long Island Public Policy Transmission Need outcome.
These projects employ a mix of flexible and innovative transmission designs, including a reduced footprint in transmitting energy from offshore wind projects to New York City through high voltage direct current (HVDC) and adaptable “meshed-ready” offshore electrical substations.
The three projects are anticipated to enter commercial operation in 2030.
NYSERDA is also awarding $300 million in state investment to enable the development of two supply-chain facilities, including nacelle manufacturing and assembly by GE Vernova, along with blade manufacturing developed by LM Wind Power Blades USA, both planned for New York’s Capital Region.
This investment has the capacity to supply almost one-third of the total regional demand for offshore wind by 2035.
In terms of land-based renewable energy procurement, New York’s latest round includes conditional support for six wind repowering projects and one new wind project:
North Country Wind: Terra-Gen Development Company LLC will build a 298.2 MW wind facility in the towns of Burke and Chateaugay, Franklin County.
Valcour Bliss Windpark: AES will repower a 100.5 MW wind facility in Eagle, Wyoming County.
Valcour Wethersfield Windpark: AES will repower a 126 MW wind facility in Wethersfield, Wyoming County.
Valcour Altona Windpark: AES will repower a 97.5 MW wind facility in the Altona, Clinton County.
Valcour Chateaugay Windpark: AES will repower a 106.5 MW wind facility in Chateaugay, Franklin County.
Valcour Clinton Windpark: AES will repower a 100.5 MW wind facility in Clinton, Clinton County.
Valcour Ellenburg Windpark: AES will repower an 81 MW Wind facility in the Town of Ellenburg, Clinton County.