Ørsted, Eversource join contest for 2.4 GW of offshore wind in New York
Offshore wind park. Image by: Ørsted A/S.
Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and New England utility Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) have filed a joint bid in New York’s 2.5-GW offshore wind solicitation with several versions of their Sunrise Wind 2 project.
The Danish pure-play renewable energy company announcedon Tuesday the submission of “multiple bids with different configurations” with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
New York opened a tender to procure up to 2.5 GW of offshore wind in July, including a competitive opportunity for investment in port infrastructure. The solicitation supports the state's goals to secure 100% of its overall electricity from renewable energy by 2040 and add at least 9 GW of offshore wind by 2035.
The Sunrise Wind 2 proposal includes a comprehensive port infrastructure investment proposal. Con Edison Transmission will assist the project’s proponents with the development of transmission facilities needed for the wind farm.
“Our latest plan for New York provides statewide benefits and the potential to boost New York’s green economy as we emerge from COVID-19,” said Thomas Brostrom, CEO of Ørsted North America.
Ørsted and Eversource are also the developers of the 132-MW South Fork Wind farm off New York. Their proposal for the 880-MW Sunrise Wind 1 project, east of Montauk, was selected in New York’s maiden offshore wind tender in 2019.
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