The New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA) has announced new members: EnBW North America, EDF Renewables and Vineyard Wind.
NYOWA, a project of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, is a coalition of environmental, business, labor, wind industry and community organizations with a shared interest in promoting the responsible development of offshore wind power for New York.
“The New York Offshore Wind Alliance is proud to welcome three new members to our growing alliance as we continue to build momentum for a cleaner environment, renewable energy and a stronger economic future for New York,” says Joe Martens, director of NYOWA.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has proposed increasing the state’s Clean Energy Standard to 70% renewable electricity generation by 2030 and increasing the state’s offshore wind goal to 9 GW by 2035.
“The growing interest of offshore wind companies signals that the private sector is ready and willing to invest in New York, helping us to achieve New York State’s clean energy goals,” adds Martens.
“EnBW North America is excited to join the New York Offshore Wind Alliance to help advance the Cuomo administration’s historic commitment to responsible offshore wind development off the New York coastline,” says Bill White, EnBW North America’s managing director.
Doug Copeland, senior manager of offshore wind development at EDF Renewables, adds, “The alliance will connect and engage the various players to deliver insights as we work together to meet New York’s ambitious goals.”
“Vineyard Wind is proud to partner with the New York Offshore Wind Alliance to advance the expansion and development of offshore wind in New York,” notes Erich Stephens, chief development officer for Vineyard Wind.