The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will host a series of open house events in September to discuss New York’s recent awards for 1,696MW of offshore wind energy.
NYSERDA staff will present details of the two announced projects: Empire Wind, owned and developed by Equinor US Holdings, Inc., and Sunrise Wind, owned and developed by Bay State Wind LLC, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy, as submitted in the project proposals, including local impacts and opportunities.
Open house events will be held in Albany, Brookhaven, Long Beach, Southampton, Staten Island, Sunset Park, and The Rockaways.
Back in July, Bay State Wind’s Sunrise Wind was selected to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 880MW.
Equinor’s Empire Wind project will have a capacity of 816MW. The project is expected to be developed with 60-80 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of more than 10MW each.
Both wind farms are expected to be operational in 2024.