Anbaric unveils Downstate Clean Powerlink transmission bid

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/10/2021 Anbaric
Anbaric has unveiled details of its proposed the Downstate Clean Powerlink bid which would support the delivery of  offshore wind power off the coast of Long Island to New York’s power grid.

Anbaric submitted the proposal for Downstate Clean Powerlink on October 11, 2021, in response to the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Long Island Offshore Wind Export Public Policy Transmission Need Project Solicitation. NYISO is seeking proposals that will accommodate 3,000 MW of anticipated offshore wind power to be distributed to the downstate region.
According to Anbaric, its Downstate Clean Powerlink aims to improve downstate New York’s transmission capacity and strengthen the state’s power grid, while delivering power to communities that have historically been most impacted by the harmful health effects of fossil fuel pollution. The need for transmission upgrades on Long Island and New York City was first identified by Anbaric in 2018 through the Public Policy Transmission Need process.
The Downstate Clean Powerlink consists of constructing new facilities, adding new infrastructure, and upgrading existing facilities. Anbaric designed a technologically advanced solution that aims to deliver offshore wind power efficiently, eliminate concerns of curtailment, and minimize environmental and ratepayer impact. Anbaric stated it will partner with communities in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island from the outset of the development of this project to improve grid reliability, advance environmental justice, and ensure equitable access to clean, affordable energy. The company also stated that it is committed to working with local skilled trades unions to create hundreds of family-sustaining jobs and bring economic investment to the project communities. 
"For too long, historically underserved communities have been burdened with the detrimental air quality and public health impacts of polluting fossil fuel plants. As we transition our electrical grid to renewable energy, we must prioritize bringing clean offshore wind power to these communities. In doing so, we can end the legacy of fossil fuel pollution and finally deliver cleaner air and healthier communities. Anbaric's ambitious Downstate Clean Powerlink does just that,” said Janice Fuller, President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric.