The Con Edison Gowanus 345 kV Substation in Brooklyn, NY is an ideal point of interconnection for the injection of offshore wind power:
- Studies have shown that the site can handle the injection of 2,000 MW of offshore wind energy into the NYC grid via HVDC transmission.
- This leaves sufficient capacity at Gowanus after Empire Wind’s anticipated 816 MW interconnection at this location.
Anbaric has an option agreement for 3.7 acres at a prime waterfront location in Staten Island for a converter station location, which also serves as site control for NYISO interconnection purposes.
The transmission line coming from the lease area will make landfall on the Atlantic Ocean side of Staten Island and run overland to the converter station site, then cross the harbor to Gowanus substation.
Anbaric’s 1200 MW interconnection position has completed the feasibility study and has entered the SRIS study phase with the goal of securing a Class Year 2022 designation.
Anbaric has retained Matrix Engineering to prepare the Article VII application for this project. Work is underway with an anticipated application submission in early Q3 of 2022.