Wind Energy – Excelsior USA
Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) announced the Excelsior Wind project has been awarded 1.3 gigawatts (GWs) in the latest solicitation for offshore wind power held by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) in the United States.
The project will be developed in the Vineyard Mid-Atlantic lease area (OCS-A 544) located in the New York Bight, located 24 miles off the coast Long Island.
When complete, Excelsior Wind will provide clean and affordable energy for more than 700,000 homes in the New York City area, helping to avoid up to 1.1 million metric tons annually in carbon pollution, the equivalent to taking 225,000 cars off the road every year.
“We are honoured that the Hochul Administration has selected our Excelsior Wind project and thank the Governor for her continued commitment to our industry,” said COP Co-CEO and Vineyard Offshore CEO Lars T. Pedersen.
“Excelsior Wind will provide clean and affordable energy, powering both economic growth and improvements in environmental and public health. We are grateful that NYSERDA has placed their trust in our proven ability to deliver projects and look forward to continuing to work alongside local stakeholders across the Empire State.”
The Excelsior Wind project is part of a 6 GW offshore wind portfolio in the US of which COP is leading development for through the Vineyard Offshore project company.