Task Force Meetings
In 2010, the State of New York requested that BOEM establish a task force to facilitate intergovernmental communications regarding OCS renewable energy activities and development. The BOEM-NY Renewable Energy Task Force was established and includes representatives from federal, state, tribal and local governments. The first meeting was held on November 18, 2010 in Melville, NY. Copies of the presentations from the meeting are available below.
The second meeting was held on April 3, 2012, in Plainview, NY. This meeting focused on an update regarding New York's Coastal Management Program's offshore wind energy planning and siting activities, and for the first time Task Force members discussed the New York Power Authority's request for a commercial lease offshore Long Island. Copies of the presentations from the meeting are available below.
Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and Consolidated Edison (ConEd) have formed a collaborative, working 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. 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.
Federal Register Notices
Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York, Request for Interest was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2013 under Docket ID: BOEM-2012-0083.
- 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.