BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Project Offshore New York

By: Mark Casey

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11/09/2023 BOEM
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BOEM announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the proposed Empire Wind project offshore New York.

The project proposes up to 147 wind turbines and up to 2 offshore substations with two cable routes located 12 nautical miles (nm) from Long Island, New York and 16.9 nm from Long Branch, New Jersey.

The Project is expected to generate 2,076-megawatts of clean, renewable energy.  

In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of the proposed Empire Wind Farm Project offshore New York, which BOEM estimates could power more than 700,000 homes with clean renewable energy.

“BOEM is doing its part to meet the Administration’s ambitious energy goals – while remaining diligent in our efforts to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to ocean users and the marine environment,” said BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein.

BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein added “We value the feedback we have received from Tribal Nations, local community members, commercial fishing interests, and other ocean users in our process.”

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