New York officials on Wednesday announced a third round of offshore wind development solicitation in effort to generate at least 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy.
Once fully on line, the projects under this phase of development are meant to power 1.5 million homes in New York state, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office announced.
The effort is part of a broader plan to transition New York away from carbon fuels to more renewable forms of energy, with benchmarks for the change in law for the coming decades.
"New York is proud to continue leading the way in offshore wind development while establishing a blueprint for building a locally-based green economy," Hochul said. "Today we are putting words into action and making it clear that New York state is the national hub of the offshore wind industry. The clean energy transition is driving significant private investment and family-sustaining jobs in communities across the state, and we are setting ourselves up for success with a brighter and more sustainable future."
The third phase will also implement $500 million in off-shore wind spending, which will include wind ports, manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure development.
Overall, New York wants to develop enough off-shore wind energy for 9,000 megawatts by 2035.
"Releasing our third offshore wind solicitation provides a further opportunity to revolutionize our economy and continue to build a thriving offshore wind industry right here in New York as we continue to grow our nation-leading renewable energy project pipeline," said Doreen Harris, president and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development. "We continue to prioritize a transition that is cost-effective, environmentally responsible, and benefits all New Yorkers, and we look forward to partnering with project developers who share those same goals."