Area for Consideration

New York State Area for Consideration for Offshore Wind Areas Map

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
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New York State submitted maps to BOEM of the four Wind Energy Areas within the Area for Consideration. As part of its Offshore Wind Master Plan, New York State began with over 16,000 square miles of area called the Offshore Study Area. The Area of Consideration represents approximately ten percent of the original Offshore Study Area, refined through a rigorous process.

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Monday, October 2, 2017
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New York State Submits Area of Consideration to BOEM

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New York State Energy and Research Development Authority
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New York State Energy and Research Development Authority
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On October 2, New York State submitted an identified Area for Consideration to the federal government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This comes after rigorous fieldwork, analysis, and stakeholder outreach regarding appropriate locations for wind installations off New York State’s Atlantic Coast. The State submitted extensive information supporting the Area for Consideration, which the State viewed as best suited for future offshore wind development.
 
New York State requested that within this Area of Consideration, BOEM identify and lease at least four new Wind Energy Areas, each capable of supporting at least 800 megawatts. BOEM’s identification and leasing of these Wind Energy Areas will encourage competition among offshore wind developers, help reduce costs, and support New York in meeting its commitment of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, enough to power 1.2 million New York State households.
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Monday, October 2, 2017
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