Since 2016, New York State has been conducting research to evaluate the potential of offshore wind energy. This section provides a series of resources related specifically to off-shore wind energy.

NYSERDA provides information related to how offshore wind energy works, the turbine components, and the role of the government.  Learn more.

NYSERDA provides an overview of New York State’s Commitment to Clean Energy and the benefits of offshore wind. Learn more.

American Clean Power provides quick facts related to wind power, a map with proposed offshore wind investments, and frequently asked questions about offshore wind power. Learn more.

NYSERDA has led the development of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, which contains potential areas for offshore wind development, a description of economic and environmental benefits, and other detailed information. Read the plan.

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