Project offshore could deliver up to 924 MW to New Yorkers and power more than 320,000 homes
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-302-8079
BALTIMORE — The Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, congratulates member companies Eversource and Ørsted on the completion of an environmental review for their joint Sunrise Wind project. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) authorizing construction of up to 84 turbines, enough to provide 924 MW of clean power generation. The project has already secured an offtake agreement through a contract with the State of New York to deliver 880 MW. A final Record of Decision (ROD) from the federal government is expected in a few weeks.
Over the past three years, BOEM has completed seven environmental reviews on eight commercial-scale projects. Earlier today, the Department of Interior also announced it was advancing an auction in the Central Atlantic for mid-2024.
The following statement can be attributed to Sam Salustro, vice president of strategic communication at Oceantic Network:
“Advancing the Sunrise Wind project is critical to the advancement of the domestic supply chain for offshore wind, including directly supporting shipbuilding in Louisiana and steel manufacturing in upstate New York. On a broader level, advancement of the Sunrise Wind project further strengthens confidence in the U.S. permitting system as the administration is nearing its halfway point in reviewing 16 projects and conducting seven new lease auctions by the end of 2024, approving 8 GW of power generation for construction. Adhering to this commitment is critical to drawing new and securing old investments in the U.S. supply chain and the Network applauds BOEM’s consistent efforts to reach this goal.”
- BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Project Offshore Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island
- BOEM’s Revolution Wind Activities Page
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.