The state of New York has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing four or more new wind energy areas (WEA) close to New York’s Atlantic Coast. The planned offshore wind energy generation will total about 3,200 MW.
“DEC and our partners are undertaking exhaustive work to identify the areas for potential offshore wind development that minimize impacts on sensitive offshore habitats. We look forward to continuing our work with NYSERDA, the Department of State, the commercial fishing industry, and other partners to ensure potential energy developments do not degrade our economically important marine ecosystem,” said New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil SeggosRenewable Energy World
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