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Long Island Power Authority Approves 20-year Contract with Deepwater Wind

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UtilityDive
Creator/Author: 
Robert Walton
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New York has given the go-ahead to what would be the nation's largest offshore wind farm, a 90 MW installation to be located 30 miles southeast of Montauk and out of sight of Long Island. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) this week approved a 20-year contract with Deepwater Wind's South Fork Wind Farm, specifying it would pay only for the energy and not construction or operation. Deepwater Wind has said construction on the wind farm could start by 2019 with the project in operation by 2022.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
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New York Proposes Development of up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030

Source/Sponsor: 
North American Windpower
Creator/Author: 
Betsy Lillian
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has called on the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to approve what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm. In addition, the governor has proposed a commitment to develop up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York by 2030. The 2.4 MW offshore wind proposal represents the largest offshore wind commitment in U.S. history.
 
Deepwater Wind’s proposed 90 MW South Fork project would be situated roughly 30 miles southeast of Montauk, N.Y. According to a press release from Cuomo, LIPA has indicated that contract negotiations are close to being completed, and the project will be voted on at its January meeting.
 
 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Statoil Wins Offshore Wind Lease in New York

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Statoil
Creator/Author: 
Statoil
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Statoil submitted the winning bid during the online offshore wind auction conducted by BOEM. The 32,000-hectare lease could ultimately accommodate more than 1 GW of offshore wind power. The site is 30 km off the coast of Long Island in water depths of 20 - 40 m. Statoil's bid was $42.5 million.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2016
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New York offshore wind lease sale announced

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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On October 27, 2016, BOEM announced the publication of the Final Sale Notice (FSN) for a lease sale offshore New York and the availability of a revised environmental assessment for site assessment and site characterization activities in the area.

 

The lease area is located 11.5 nautical miles (nm) from Jones Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area extends approximately 24 nmi southeast at its longest portion. The project area consists of 5 full OCS blocks and 143 sub-blocks. Materials related to the FSN are below.

 

More information can be found on BOEM's New York activities page.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
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New York Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Study

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Creator/Author: 
University of Delaware Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
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Report prepared by University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind. This study recommends a strategic approach the state of New York can take to reduce the costs of offshore wind.

http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/File%20Library/About/SIOW/New-York-Offshore-Wind-Cost-Reduction-Study-ff8-2.pdf

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New York Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Study

Source/Sponsor: 
Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
Creator/Author: 
Stephanie McClellan
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A new study, conducted by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, offers a roadmap of key strategic steps New York State can take to reduce costs of offshore wind power over the next decade. The study finds that ongoing technology and industry advances combined with actions New York could take, independently or with other states, could lower costs for offshore wind power as much as 50 percent and bring the clean-energy source closer to realizing its potential for "delivering utility-scale renewable electric generation" to New York City and nearby areas such as Long Island.  

A primary conclusion from the report is that supporting offshore wind development at scale, rather than on a project-by-project basis, could have the greatest impact on reducing costs.  Other actions the report cites that could lower costs include creating and using innovative financing mechanisms, developing infrastructure to reduce costs, and supporting site characterization for early projects to reduce development expenses and risk.

The study notes that while onshore wind development has expanded rapidly in the U.S., no operational offshore wind power projects have been completed to date due to complex construction challenges and the need for operational infrastructure that doesn't exist today in the U.S.  These factors lead to high costs and have delayed deployment.

The study identifies multiple paths for reducing offshore wind power costs in New York State, emphasizing that the "State can take actions in the near term to lower its costs substantially, independent of expected external reductions over the next decade." The study finds that taking advantage of wind turbine innovations and other technology and industry advances could lower costs about 20 percent. Direct steps taken by New York State could contribute up to an additional 30 percent reduction in a project's cost.http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/File%20Library/About/SIOW/New-York-Offshore-Wind-Cost-Reduction-Study-ff8-2.pdf

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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