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Offshore Wind in New York

Offshore wind energy is poised to become a major source of affordable, renewable power for New York. New York State is supporting the development of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, enough to power up to 6 million homes.

Benefits of offshore wind include:

  • Clean, locally produced power where demand is highest
  • Significant investments in infrastructure and communities along New York's coasts, in the Hudson Valley, and up to the Capital Region.
  • The opportunity for thousands of short- and long-term skilled construction, manufacturing, and operations jobs
  • Diversified electricity supply
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

New York State is working diligently to ensure that offshore wind is developed in the most responsible and cost-effective way possible. With a world-class workforce, unmatched intellectual capital, physical infrastructure and financial institutions, and national clean energy policy leadership, New York plans to become a hub for the United States' emerging offshore wind energy industry.

In 2018, NYSERDA published the NYS Offshore Wind Master Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that encourages the development of offshore wind in a manner that is sensitive to environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues while addressing market barriers and aiming to lower costs.