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Liberty Wind proposes to deliver up to 1200 MW Offshore Wind Power to New York

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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Vineyard Wind announced a new offshore wind project proposal to serve New York called Liberty Wind. The Liberty Wind proposal was submitted in response to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) solicitation of offshore wind project proposals for supplying New York with clean, emission free offshore wind energy.

The Liberty Wind proposal includes 400, 800 and 1,200 megawatt project size options. The 1,200 megawatt project, which is the most cost-effective option for New York ratepayers, would be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world and would make a major contribution to Governor Andrew Cuomo's objective of developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy to supply New York. The Liberty Wind 1,200 megawatt project would supply enough emission free energy to power over 750,000 New York homes.

Liberty Wind will also bring substantial economic development and job creation benefits to New York, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs on Long Island, the Capitol Region, and in New York City. Foundation components will be fabricated at a port facility in the Capitol Region and transported down the Hudson River to the project site in the Atlantic Ocean.

Liberty Wind's turbines will be located in federal waters 85 miles away from the nearest New York shore, and will not be visible from any New York shoreline. The project will deliver up to 1,200 megawatts of clean power directly to the New York grid at an existing substation on Long Island. The power will be delivered by a submarine cable that comes to shore and is then buried along an existing roadway onshore. The grid connection will utilize an advanced high voltage direct current system that will ensure reliable delivery of the energy and also enhance the resiliency of New York's grid, particularly in outage situations during major storms.

Vineyard Wind is collaborating with transmission developer Anbaric Development Partners (Anbaric) for Liberty Wind. Anbaric has helped spearhead the development of two transmission projects serving New York. Vineyard Wind will finance and own the generation components of the project and Anbaric will finance and own the transmission components.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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