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Announcements and Upcoming Events


Announcements:

NYSERDA has issued a Program Opportunity Notice (PON) to support independent research to improve the scientific and technical foundation for addressing key policy-relevant questions related to the development of offshore wind and stakeholder-identified environmental and fisheries concerns. 
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NYSERDA has issued its first Request for Proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy to help accelerate progress toward New York State’s goal of developing 2400 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2020. 
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Upcoming Events:

June 25, 2019 - E-TWG Meeting, New York, NY.

New York State Environmental Technical Working Group

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is bringing together a team of stakeholders for advice on how to advance offshore wind energy development in environmentally responsible ways. BRI is supporting NYSERDA in this effort.

 

NYSERDA Lead: Greg Lampman

BRI Lead: Kate Williams

If you are interested in receiving updates regarding the Environmental Technical Working Group, please send a blank email with subject "Add to E-TWG email list" to julia.gulka@briloon.org

LATEST NEWS

New York State Environmental and Fisheries Research Program Opportunity Notice
In March 2019, NYSERDA issued a Program Opportunity Notice (PON) to support independent research to improve the scientific and technical foundation for addressing key policy-relevant questions related to the development of offshore wind and stakeholder-identified environmental and fisheries concerns. The solicitation focuses on five topics including ecosystem dynamics, commercial fishing access, pre- and post-construction monitoring, non-traditional data, and Cold Pool stratification.

Proposers interested in collaborating and identifying other potential proposers to work with should email Kate McClellan Press fisheriesandoffshorewind@nyserda.ny.gov with the following information: name, email address, categories (example: A, C2), and a brief description (<250 words) of what you offer another team or what you are looking for to augment your team.

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Events

25 June 2019 - Environmental Technical Working Group meeting, New York City

12 February 2019 - Environmental Technical Working Group meeting, New York City - agenda presentations meeting summary

13-14 November 2018 - State of the Science Workshop, Long Island - agenda  more information

17 July 2018 - Environmental Technical Working Group meeting, New York City - agenda  presentations  meeting summary

3 May 2018 - Environmental Technical Working Group meeting, New York City -  agenda  presentations  meeting summary

 

About This Effort

The Offshore Wind Master Plan for the State of New York includes the formation of a collaborative and science-focused Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG). The E-TWG oversees Specialist Committees and provides multi-partisan advice and guidance to the State about measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate anticipated impacts on wildlife during offshore wind energy development activities.

 

Who We Are

Offshore wind energy developers, environmental non-governmental organizations (eNGOs), government agencies, and other subject matter experts are advising the state on how to proceed with developing offshore wind energy in ways that protect wildlife and the environment. 

 

State of the Science Workshop

The first State of the Science Workshop was held November 13-14, 2018. Hosted by NYSERDA, this workshop brought together stakeholders engaged with environmental and wildlife research relevant to offshore wind energy development.
 

Archive

Our archive page provides links to meeting agendas, past meeting minutes, reports, and other documents.
 
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