New York launches 800 MW tender round

New York is offering the rights to install offshore wind projects in a tender for a total of 800 MW capacity.
Photo: Deepwater Wind
Photo: Deepwater Wind

The US state of New York has launched its first offshore wind tender round, following the footsteps of several other states along the US east coast which have received bids from various players including Danish group Ørsted.

This time around, New York is offering the rights to install offshore wind projects with an 800 MW capacity in total, according to a press release.

On the other hand, the state will offer developers a 25-year contract for projects with a capacity of between 200 MW and 800 MW, and the authorities also have the option to offer further capacity if the right bid is made.

Developers are required to bid on at least 400 MW approximately, and the bids must be sent to the authorities in New York in February next year at the latest.

New York also requires that offshore wind developers must commit to certain salary and labor-condition requirements to ensure that the projects can create high quality jobs in the state.

In the spring of 2019, the winners of the tender round will be announced, and this timeline will make it possible for developers to get in to the US ITC scheme, which will be entirely phased out by the end of 2019.

On several occasions, Ørsted has proclaimed the US market an attractive growth market and over the past year, the company has participated in several tender rounds for offshore wind in the US.

English Edit: Lena Rutkowski

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