You're Invited: Open Houses for NY Offshore Wind Energy Visibility Study

May 18, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to announce we will be hosting four public open houses to share the results of a recently completed visualization study and would like your input on our renewable energy planning efforts in Federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York.

During the open houses, panoramic photographs and short videos will be shown that simulate a potential, future offshore wind power project in Federal waters off Long Island, New York under various weather conditions and times of day and night. The simulations were generated from a series of key observation points that were selected in cooperation with the National Park Service and other stakeholders.

The public open houses provide the opportunity for BOEM to receive stakeholder feedback regarding potential viewshed impacts to coastal areas of New York and New Jersey from renewable energy development offshore New York. Public comments will be used by BOEM to inform future planning efforts, including the identification of a New York Wind Energy Area currently being considered off Long Island. For background information about the area currently being considered by BOEM for leasing (the "New York Call Area"), visit BOEM's webpage at http://www.boem.gov/State-Activities-New-York/.

You are invited to visit at any time during the meetings, which will be held at the following times and locations:

Monday, June 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Floyd Bennett Field
50 Aviation Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
150 West Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Wednesday, June 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Old Chapel Building
26 Hudson Avenue
Highlands, NJ 07732

Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520

Public engagement is integral to the renewable energy planning efforts regarding Federal waters offshore New York. Therefore, BOEM would like to encourage your participation during these meetings, and would like to ask your assistance in spreading the word.

Tracey Moriarty
BOEM Office of Public Affairs (Renewable Energy)
703.787.1571