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Bids submitted in New York request

A total of 18 bids from four developers were submitted in the New York solicitation for offshore wind projects of 800MW or more.

New York has a goal of 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030 (pic: Chensiyuan)
New York has a goal of 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030 (pic: Chensiyuan)

The bids, of varying sizes, were from Vineyard Wind, Equinor, Bay State Wind and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.

The size of projects submitted was not divulged by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the state agency soliciting the proposals.

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture (JV) between Avangrid and Copenhagen Instructure Partners, bid its newly unveiled Liberty project, a 400-1,200MW project sited off Massachusetts, south of Nantucket.

Equinor's proposed its 750MW Empire project would be 24km south of Long Island, New York.

Vineyard Wind and Equinor were successful in the fededal lease auction for areas off New York in December. 

Bay State Wind is a JV between Ørsted and Eversource. Their 800MW Sunrise project, also newly unveiled, would be south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and east of Block Island, Rhode Island, the site of America's only operating offshore wind project.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is another JV between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US. Their project site, off Atlantic City, New Jersey, has a total capacity of 2.5GW.

Mayflower Wind Energy, a partnership of EDPR Offshore North America and Shell New Energies US, was expected to bid but did not. It was also successful in December's federal auction. 

"Today's record response provides the robust competition needed to responsibly develop offshore wind for New Yorkers while spurring billions in private sector investment in New York, creating thousands of jobs and putting the state on a path to a carbon-neutral future," said NYSERDA in a statement.

Awards are expected in the spring of 2019.

New York has a goal of 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030, which the governor has called for almost quadrupling.

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