Hera Power Link Will Deliver 1200MW of Offshore Wind Power to Brooklyn Clean Energy Hub
New York City, New York – Anbaric Development Partners, a leading developer of large-scale electric transmission and storage projects, has taken a major step to secure permitting for the Hera Power Link, a project which would deliver 1200MW of offshore wind power to either the Con Edison Gowanus substation or the Con Edison Brooklyn Clean Energy Hub, by submitting an Article VII Application to the State of New York. The new Con Edison Hub located in Brooklyn, will be a strategic point of interconnection for offshore wind in New York City. Anbaric is developing the Hera project with an expert team with extensive New York experience including Hallen Construction, Matrix New World, Subject Matter+Kivvit, and TLM Strategic Advisors.
The application submission is another milestone in Anbaric’s two decades of experience spearheading reliable and scalable transmission projects across New York, New Jersey, and New England. Anbaric has been a long-time advocate for the planning of transmission for offshore wind and other renewables to ensure the efficient, reliable, and cost-effective transition to clean energy. Studies show planned transmission for offshore wind will minimize environmental impacts, reduce costs to ratepayers, and allow offshore wind to scale more quickly – precisely what is needed to achieve New York’s vision of 9,000MW of offshore wind by 2035 and meet long-term carbon reduction goals.
“Anbaric is excited to have filed the Article VII application for the Hera project, just over a year after filing our application for our Juno project on Long Island,” stated Janice Fuller, President, Mid-Atlantic. “We see the Hera project as a key path to connecting offshore wind power to the New York City grid and look forward to including this project as part of our submission to the upcoming New York Public Policy Transmission Need (PPTN) solicitation. New York is showing tremendous leadership in offshore wind development, demonstrated by the historic awards earlier this month and the New York City PPTN, the largest transmission solicitation to date,” Fuller added.
As a US-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy, Anbaric lives its values with a strong and reputable track record of community engagement and innovative partnerships with key stakeholders. If selected, Hera Power Link will pursue partnerships with local organizations to support community-led initiatives that improve public health, enhance workforce training and job placement programs, and expand participation of small and minority-owned businesses within the growing offshore wind industry.
About the Hera Power Link Project
The Hera Power Link is a 1200MW high voltage, direct-current (HVDC) clean energy transmission system with a converter station located on Staten Island’s waterfront and a point of injection (POI) into the grid in Brooklyn that will deliver renewables, specifically offshore wind energy, to the New York grid. The project is envisioned to carry 1200MW of offshore wind power, representing over 10% of the state’s current offshore wind goal, and be part of a larger 4770MW project. Well planned, efficient transmission solutions are integral to the success of the state’s renewable energy and climate change reduction goals, and this project is ready to help the state reach its renewable and climate goals.
The project will be submitted for consideration into the New York Independent System Operator’s upcoming PPTN procurement, now anticipated to be released in Q1 2024.
The facility consists of the New York State portion of an offshore wind transmission facility, a proposed transmission system that will import power from the offshore wind generating resources in federal lease areas in the Atlantic Ocean into Zone J of the New York Control Area (Wind Energy Area or WEA). The facility’s points of interconnection will be one or more Offshore Collection Platforms (OCPs) located in Federal waters and connect to the Con Edison Brooklyn Clean Energy Hub. The facility will be comprised of an up to ±525 kV HVDC Submarine Cable System which will connect to a converter station to be located on property at 200 Edgewater Street, Staten Island.
Four tri-core high voltage alternating current (HVAC) submarine cables will start at the Converter Station, be buried in the seabed in the Upper New York Bay, and land at Pier 6, where it will be spliced to the HVAC 345 kV Land Cable System (HVAC Land Cable System). The HVAC Submarine Cable System will be located beneath public roadways to connect to the existing Con Edison Gowanus Substation, or by the Alternate HVAC Route, beneath public roadways to connect to the Con Edison Brooklyn Clean Energy Hub.
Anbaric is a US-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy. Anbaric develops clean energy infrastructure to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across North America, specializing in the design, development, financing, and construction of large-scale electric transmission and storage systems. For more information about the company, visit anbaric.com.