U.S.A: New York sets the seal on the biggest offshore wind procurement in the US

24 Oct 19: The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) has set the seal on contracts with Equinor and Orsted-Eversource joint venture Sunrise Wind for almost 1.7GW of offshore wind power, the largest procurement from the sector so far in the US. The deals, for 816MW from Equinor via its Empire Wind project and 880MW from the eponymous Sunrise Wind development in the Atlantic Ocean, are the first slice of New York’s goal to have 9GW of offshore wind in place by 2035 , and a major step toward meeting the state’s 70% renewables mandate for the end of this decade.