Greening the grid and revitalizing our working waterfronts.
New York State is building 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. The City is pushing to connect the majority of that power directly into NYC – and to build out the necessary transmission infrastructure to ensure continued electric reliability.
Getting to 100% clean electricity by 2040
Because there is limited space to develop renewables within the City itself, offshore wind will be a critical resource to reduce our fossil fuel consumption and achieve City and State targets of 100% clean electricity by 2040.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has five offshore wind projects in active development, totaling more than 4,300 megawatts – nearly half of the State’s goal for 9,000 megawatts by 2030. In July 2022, NYSERDA launched a third offshore wind solicitation to procure at least 2,000 additional megawatts of offshore wind energy for New Yorkers. Learn more about the projects.
In addition to greening the grid, the offshore wind industry can bring thousands of new jobs to NYC and help revitalize our working waterfronts–like the efforts currently underway to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into an offshore wind staging site.
Supporting Offshore Wind Jobs
To accelerate the growth of the offshore wind industry, NYC, along with New York State and Empire Wind partners, committed to equip the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park as a new hub for staging, installing, and operating turbines across the tristate area. The City also developed and released a 15-year, $191 million Offshore Wind Vision plan to put NYC on the path to create 13,000 green jobs, generate $1.3 billion in average annual investment, and ensure 40 percent of benefits are directed towards disadvantaged communities. The development of clean wind power that would result from this plan would reduce emissions equivalent to taking nearly 500,000 cars off the road for 15 years.
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