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Equinor submits offshore bid for New York’s Empire Wind project

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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Equinor Wind US has submitted a bid to provide New York state with a significant, long-term source of renewable energy from its Empire Wind lease site located offshore New York and New Jersey. The bid comes in response to the 800-MW New York State Offshore Wind Power Procurement, the state’s first formal solicitation targeted to the newly developing U.S. offshore wind industry. The state is expected to announce the chosen supplier(s) later this spring.

Christer af Geijerstam, President of Equinor Wind US said that “Submitting this offer to provide New York with a steady supply of offshore wind is both a major step forward in the development process of the Empire Wind project and an important milestone for New York’s transition to renewable energy. Our project can make a major contribution toward fulfilling New York’s robust renewable energy goals, and the emissions reductions and economic impacts of our bid provide a clear benefit to New Yorkers.”

Equinor secured the 80,000-acre lease in a federal auction in December 2016. The site is located between 14 and 35 miles south of Long Island in the New York Bight, with a potential capacity of up to 2 GW of renewable power.

Mr Geijerstam said that “We look forward to working with the state as we turn that potential into a tangible asset that the people of New York can rely on for energy well into the future.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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