NY WEANew York State has asked the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast, each capable of accommodating at least 800MW of offshore wind generation.

To support its request, the State submitted an Area for Consideration to locate these new Wind Energy Areas. The proposal is the result of work undertaken by NYSERDA, New York Department of State, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation.