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As part of New York State's ambitious energy agenda, the State seeks to secure 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. To help reach this goal, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has set a goal to develop 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030, enough to power up to 1.2 million homes. Offshore wind will help the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring more clean, renewable energy to Long Island and New York City-areas that together account for 45 percent of the State's annual electricity use.

The area currently under consideration for this expanded wind energy goal includes an area due south of Long Island and approximately 21 miles from the South Shore as shown below. For New York State, this effort is being coordinated by NYSERDA (NY State Research & Development Authority).

A fact sheet on the wind energy plan: click here

The State Energy Master Plan: click here

Presentation slides and other material from some past public stakeholder meetings: click here

There is a public comment period related to the lease sale of wind power leases that is open until July 30th, 2018. See the Federal Register Notice: click here
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