New York to build nation’s largest offshore wind program to bolster green economy

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New York has selected Equinor Wind US to develop a pair of offshore wind facilities capable of generating 2,490 MW of power. The state has a goal of bringing online 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, and the new announcement means there are now plans in place for almost half that target.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Equinor contracts on Wednesday, as part of the rollout of his 2021 agenda. He said the state’s green energy program is expected to ultimately supply 12,400 MW while supporting more than 50,000 jobs and enabling $29 billion in private investment.

The state has also issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of $5 billion in transmission projects to move renewable energy from the upstate region and Canada, into New York City.

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