New York Activities

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New York Call Area

Overview

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and Consolidated Edison (ConEd) worked together to propose an offshore wind power project south of Long Island, approximately 13 miles off Rockaway Peninsula.

On September 8, 2011, BOEM received an unsolicited request for a commercial lease from NYPA. The proposal includes the installation of up to 194, 3.6 megawatt (MW) wind turbines, yielding a potential 700 MW of wind energy generation - enough electricity to power an estimated 245,000 homes. BOEM is reviewing the proposal, and has determined that NYPA is legally, technically, and financially qualified to hold a lease. A copy of the application is available below.

On Jan. 4 2013, BOEM issued a Request for Interest in the Federal Register under Docket ID: BOEM-2012-0083 to assess whether there are other parties interested in developing commercial wind facilities in the same area.  In addition to inquiring about competitive interest, BOEM also sought public comment on the proposal, its potential environmental consequences, and the use of the area in which the proposed project would be located.

  • Public comments and indications of interest received can be viewed here.
  • BOEM received indications of interest from Fishermen’s Energy, LLC and Energy Management, Inc.  BOEM has initiated a review of the submissions and will make a determination of competitive interest after the review is concluded.

Call for Information and Nominations

On May 28, 2014, BOEM published a “Call for Information and Nominations” (Call) to obtain nominations from companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within a proposed area offshore New York, located 11 nautical miles south of Long Beach, New York. In addition to nominations, BOEM is seeking public input on the potential for wind development in the Call Area, including comments on site conditions, resources, and existing uses of the area that would be relevant to BOEM’s wind energy development authorization process. Materials relating to the “Call” are below.

Environmental Review

In addition to publishing the Call, BOEM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA). The purpose of the EA is to determine whether there are significant impacts associated with issuing a lease, conducting site characterization surveys, and conducting site assessment activities (e.g., the installation of a meteorological tower or buoys) within the proposed area. Through the NOI, BOEM is seeking public input on the environmental and socioeconomic issues to be considered, as well as alternatives and mitigation measures. The NOI is provided below.

Task Force Meetings

BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities offshore New York with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through its Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.

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