New York State, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo, has committed to developing 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035 and the State Legislature has codified this goal. The state awarded its first two offshore wind contracts, totaling nearly 1,700 MW, in July 2019 and has announced that it will procure 1,000 MW or more of offshore wind in 2020. As the state moves forward to realize the 9,000 MW goal, Anbaric has proposed a New York OceanGrid, an open-access offshore wind transmission network, with associated onshore connection points and permitting to support the most cost-effective delivery of offshore wind to Long Island and New York City. Among our projects is an HVDC system to connect 1,200 MW of offshore wind to the Ruland Road substation in central Long Island. We are also advancing other HVDC and HVAC connection requests in the NYISO queue in New York City and Long Island.
Anbaric’s proposed open-access, offshore wind network has been designed to fully utilize those existing onshore electrical substations that reduce overall offshore wind project cost and risk, and minimize impacts on commercial fishing, the marine environment and onshore communities. Anbaric filed a non-exclusive Right-of-Way/Right-of-Use Grant application with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for our New York OceanGrid project and BOEM is reviewing stakeholders’ comments.
For additional details on our New York OceanGrid project, visit www.ny.anbaric.com.