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February 9, 2018

New York rolls out 'master plan' to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind

UtilityDIVE – NYSERDA's plan doubles as a comprehensive guide to offshore wind in New York. The agency says it is "a comprehensive roadmap" that takes into account environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues, along with costs and barriers. Its appendices is made up of two dozen studies from a sand and gravel resource analysis to assessments of ports, cables and pipelines. 

NYSERDA's analysis of procurement options includes considers seven schemes, including utility-owned generation. Offshore wind developers would develop, design, build and potentially operate offshore wind facilities. Once completed, project ownership would be transferred to a utility or utilities.

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