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.