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Insight And Experience For New York’s Growing Wind Industry

Offshore wind is a burgeoning industry in New York state. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA”) calls for the development of 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) has completed two solicitations and procured a combined total capacity of approximately 4,190 MW. The third solicitation, with more than 100 proposals for eight new projects from six offshore wind developers, has closed; awards are expected to be announced in spring 2023. Since 2016, NYSERDA has conducted research, analysis, and outreach related to offshore wind energy, which was used to create the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan. In 2022, the Offshore Wind Master Plan 2.0 was initiated to provide further guidance based on the knowledge gained. To help ensure strategic offshore wind development and participation, NYSERDA also conducts an ongoing offshore wind webinar series with experts in technology, development practices, regulatory processes, and ongoing research in the field.

Read and Laniado, LLP, has extensive experience representing developers in PSL Article VII transmission line proceedings and is well-versed on the unique issues involved with siting underwater cables. The firm has advised clients on Article VII matters pertaining to offshore wind as well as marine cables subject to Article VII.

The firm represented Florida Power & Light in its negotiations and coordination with the Long Island Power Authority for the licensing of a proposed offshore wind project, including the submarine electric transmission line that required PSL Article VII approval.

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Siting transmission lines for offshore wind facilities: Sam M. Laniado & Tyler W. Wolcott, Siting Transmission Lines for New York Offshore Wind Projects, 28 Env’t L. N.Y. 121 (2017).

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