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BOEMRE receives Long Island offshore application

UNITED STATES: A lease application to secure a site for a 350MW offshore wind farm off Long Island has been filed with the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).

The Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative (LI-NYC) is seeking to build the project 13-17 miles off the coast of Long Island in the Atlantic Ocean’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The LI-NYC includes the New York Power Authority, Consolidated Edison, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

A study by the group has been released claiming a 350MW project could contribute $2.7 billion to the economy, including 2,300-4,700 jobs and 85-170 permanent jobs.

The lease will now go through BOEMRE’s assessment process. This will include an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Long Island-New York Offshore Project had previously reached an initial stage of development and was even handed to developer NextEra. However, it was placed on the backburner in 2006 following cost-projection analysis.

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