article originally posted on | April 10, 2019 

US company is partnering with Vineward Wind on the Liberty Wind project off the New York coast

Transmission developer Anbaric says “opening up competition” for grid links is critical to facilitate offshore wind on the US east coast at least cost.

According to Kevin Knobloch, president of Anbaric’s proposed New York OceanGrid system, dealing with transmission separately to offshore wind generation and allowing competition will “yield both the best ideas and lowest costs for electricity consumers.”

He said: “We believe it is important that no single entity own and/or control the offshore transmission grid, in the spirit of what has worked well over many decades with the onshore grid.”

According to Knobloch there is an opportunity for public leaders to invite the most “thoughtful and creative ideas” from public and private sectors for how to optimally design an offshore wind transmission grid.