New York Sets 2020 Offshore Wind Solicitation Proceedings In Motion

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has filed a petition to initiate a regulatory proceeding asking the New York Public Service Commission to authorize the 2020 offshore wind solicitation.


As reported earlier this month, NYSERDA plans to issue the New York State’s second-ever offshore wind solicitation in 2020.

The solicitation will be for at least 1GW of capacity, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State Address.

In the state’s first solicitation held last year, NYSERDA selected Equinor’s 816MW Empire Wind, and the 880MW Sunrise Wind, a project jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

New York has set a goal of achieving 9GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035, which is so far the most ambitious target set by a US state.

Port Infrastructure Improvements

Together with Empire State Development (ESD) and New York Department of Transportation (DOT), NYSERDA also plans to start a competitive process in early 2020 to allocate USD 200 million in public investments into port infrastructure to be used for the local offshore wind sector.