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Clean Energy Connections: The Role of Offshore Wind in the Development of a Greener Grid

January 31, 2018
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY

This topic is central to New York’s stated goal of realizing 50% of total electricity demand from renewable sources by 2030. Governor Cuomo’s has committed New York to procuring 2.4 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2030, and in doing so has captured the interest of the world’s leading offshore wind developers. Statoil’s successful bid to lease 80,000 acres in the Long Island Sound sets the stage for the development of +1GW Empire Wind farm. Empire Wind, along with Deepwater Wind’s 90MW offshore wind project with LIPA, will utilize the wind industry’s latest turbine technology and position New York as global leader in offshore wind deployment.