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 email@example.com
NYSERDA Selects Five Projects to Advance Understanding of Environmental and Fishery Topics in Support of Responsible Offshore Wind Development
NYSERDA has selected five multi-year projects totaling more than $2 million dollars to study important environmental and commercial fishing topics related to offshore wind energy development. Topics include developing solutions to ensure access to fishing grounds, the inclusion of fishermen's knowledge in decision-making, understanding linkages between forage fish and marine predator behaviors and distributions, modeling oceanographic dynamics in the New York Bight, and developing guidelines for nano-tag transmitters to monitor birds and bats in relation to offshore wind energy development. These projects will help advance New York's ambitious renewable energy goals. Learn More
Governor Cuomo Executes the Single Largest Renewable Energy Procurement by Any State in U.S. history
In July 2019, Governor Cuomo annouced the winners of New York's first comprehensive offshore wind solicitation: the Empire Wind Project (Equinor U.S. Holdings, Inc.) and Sunrise Wind Project (Bay State Wind LLC). Combined, both projects will total 1,700 megawatts, enough to power over 1 million homes. Learn More
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.
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.
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