European models to inform New York offshore wind study

The state has set a goal of installing 2.4GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030

By Priyanka Shrestha

New York power agencies are to conduct a study of successful offshore wind transmission models, with a specific focus on large-scale European projects.

The findings will help guide the state’s procurement of offshore wind development and generation, marking another step towards its goal of reaching 2.4GW of capacity by 2030.

New York has also set a target to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

The New York Power Authority will lead the study, learning from European infrastructure design, best practices in connecting wind-generated electricity to transmission networks and the overall power grid.

Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State said: “The economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind development are many and we as a state must lead this charge, setting the example in the US for others to follow.

“With this important information about the learnings in Europe, we’ll be able to move ahead off the shores of the Atlantic cost in an informed, strategic and cost-effective way.”