The Blueprint outlines 13 actions and policy recommendations to modernize the New York power generation and transmission systems to achieve safety, reliability, affordability, and sustainability goals. Included is a recommendation to perform resource characterization studies for Atlantic offshore wind development, and an evaluation of cost recovery options, for an estimated $2-$5 million by 2014.
Appendix U contains a navigational risk assessment of potential risks to navigation safety as a result of the construction, installation, operation, and placement of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.
Appendix T contains an analysis of potential shadow flicker impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm.
Appendix S-2 contains a visual impact assessment for the above-ground components of the Block Island Transmission System (BITS), within a 0.5-mile radius around each of the proposed substation sites and their associated overhead electric lines.
Appendix S-1 contains a visual impact assessment of the Block Island Wind Farm within a 30-mile radius of each of the project's proposed turbines.
Appendix O contains a comprehensive baseline assessment of avian and bat resources within and surrounding the Block Island Wind Farm project area.
Appendix N-1 contains an acoustic assessment of in-air noise impacts related to construction and operation of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.
Appendix M-2 contains a summary of calculated levels of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) at representative transects perpendicular to electrical conductors of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.
Appendix M-1 contains a summary of calculated levels of the alternating current (AC) magnetic field at representative submarine transects of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.
Appendix L contains a survey of the existing distribution of eelgrass beds and other obstructions in each of the cable landfall areas in the towns of New Shoreham and Narragansett, Rhode Island.