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Ørsted and Eversource announce to develop new offshore wind farm

USA, New York: Ørsted and Eversource announced on 20 October their joint proposal to develop Sunrise Wind 2, a new offshore wind farm for New York State.

The submission includes multiple bids with different configurations that will provide clean, renewable power to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and a commitment to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the state economy and create substantial new jobs.

This proposal, submitted to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will help New York reach its ambitious climate and clean energy goals established by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s nation-leading law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The state plans on 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.

“Eversource is committed to helping New York reach its ambitious clean energy goals. As the nation’s leading energy efficiency provider with more than 100 years of expertise partnering with Northeastern states to meet their policy goals, Eversource is well-positioned to serve as a catalyst for clean energy in the Northeast,” said Joe Nolan, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Customer & Corporate Relations at Eversource. “Sunrise Wind 2 will create good-paying jobs to New York, support economic growth, and further reduce emissions while delivering affordable clean energy to Long Island and the rest of New York. This latest proposal will deepen our commitment to New York State and the offshore wind industry.”

Sunrise Wind has also joined with New York’s preeminent transmission developer, Con Edison Transmission, which will support the development of the transmission facilities needed to deliver the offshore wind energy to the electric transmission grid and have the opportunity to acquire certain

Source: Eversource