Attentive Energy One, Community Offshore Wind, and Excelsior Wind will deliver 4,032 MW to the state of New York
For Immediate Release: October 24, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-302-8079
BALTIMORE — The Oceantic Network celebrates today’s announcement by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) of the results for the state’s third offshore wind procurement round, which sought to secure enough offshore wind energy to power approximately 1.5 million homes. A total of 4,032 MW of projects were awarded contracts, marking significant progress on New York State’s Climate Act mandate to secure 70 percent of the State’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and at least 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.
New York awarded contracts to three projects as part of this solicitation. The first, Attentive Energy One, will have a capacity of 1,404 MW and is a joint venture between TotalEnergies, Rise Light & Power, and Corio Generation. This project includes plans for repurposing a fossil fuel plant in Queens and transitioning its workforce to clean energy jobs. Community Offshore Wind, being developed by RWE Offshore Renewables and National Grid Ventures, will have a 1,314 MW capacity and utilize new grid interconnection being developed in Brooklyn. Lastly, the Excelsior Wind project, being developed by Vineyard Offshore, will have a capacity of 1,314 MW and provides for expansion of electrical deliverability on Long Island.
These projects add to New York’s current portfolio, including the 132 MW South Fork project already conducting major installation activities, and four other projects (representing 4.2 GW) whose status is currently pending after a failed petition to the state’s Public Service Commission to amend their procurement contracts. The Network’s Q3 Market Report, published last week, outlines how many U.S. projects were reviewing their procurement contracts as economic conditions drove up construction prices.
The following statement can be attributed to Ross Gould, vice president of supply chain development & research at the Oceantic Network:
“New York took an important step toward getting the state’s offshore wind industry back on track today with a colossal commitment to three new projects generating over 4 GW of offshore wind energy. By going big and bold, the state secured critical new supply chain investments that will help anchor the entire U.S. market, as well as bring thousands of new jobs to the Empire State. It’s no secret that New York’s clean energy and offshore wind goals are in doubt after the state’s recent decisions threw uncertainty into the market, and we encourage the state to fulfill its Action Plan by finding paths forward for previously awarded projects and stabilizing the state’s offshore wind industry. Congratulations to NYSERDA on a through procurement process that maximized returns for the state, and to member companies Corio Generation, National Grid, Rise Light & Power, RWE Offshore Renewables, TotalEnergies, and Vineyard Offshore for being awarded contracts as part of this solicitation.”
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For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-302-8079.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.