Five Developers Ready to Battle for New York Offshore Wind

Five developers have expressed intent to participate in the New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation targetting 800MW of capacity, according to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

The developers who filed a notice on the intent to propose are Bay State Wind LLC, a joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource Energy; Vineyard Wind LLC, a partnership between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables; Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America; Equinor Wind US LLC; and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC, a joint venture of EDF Renewables and Shell New Energies.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind holds a lease offshore New Jersey and has recently responded to New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation for 1.1GW capacity, along with Ørsted and Equinor.

Initially scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018, this first phase of offshore wind procurement is expected to jumpstart the industry and support the state’s overall goal to develop 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030.