New York teams up with Denmark to boost offshore wind sector

They will work together to develop strategies and solutions for the development of the clean energy resource

By Jonny Bairstow

New York has teamed up with Denmark to boost the state’s offshore wind sector.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding strategies and solutions for the development of offshore wind energy.

The parties hope it will enable New York to fulfill its goal of obtaining half of its power from renewables by 2030, as well as its target to build 2.4GW of new offshore wind generation by this point, enough to power 1.2 million homes.

Under the agreement, NYSERDA and Denmark’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate will work to exchange expertise and knowledge surrounding the clean energy resource’s infrastructure, supply chain, workforce development and procurement solutions.

This collaborative partnership will build upon the foundation of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan released earlier this year.

Lars Christian Lilleholt, Denmark’s Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate; said: “I am very proud that Denmark has signed an MoU with New York. We are delighted to share the lessons that we have learned over the years with NYSERDA.

“In our experience, offshore wind provides affordable, reliable and clean energy, while creating scores of jobs and growing the economy.”

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