Community Offshore Wind, a collaborative venture between RWE and National Grid Ventures, has officially submitted a 1300MW proposal in response to New York State's expedited fourth competitive offshore wind solicitation.
This proposal represents a significant advancement for Community Offshore Wind, building on its prior provisional offtake award to deliver 1.3GW of wind capacity as part of New York's third offshore wind solicitation. The comprehensive projects are anticipated to generate approximately $4.4 billion in economic benefits for New York.
In alignment with its commitment to fostering a sustainable and inclusive energy transition, the new proposal allocates nearly $50 million for workforce and community initiatives. This funding is earmarked for supporting diverse opportunities for New Yorkers and aiding local non-profit organizations. The initiatives aim to promote long-term economic growth while advancing the state's clean energy objectives.
Doug Perkins, President and Project Director of Community Offshore Wind, affirmed the venture's dedication to delivering renewable energy for New York and catalyzing equitable economic development. Perkins stated, “The proposal we submitted today builds on the work we have already done to move us closer to Governor Hochul's vision for a thriving clean energy economy that achieves New York's climate change goals. Our community-first approach has received recognition as we seek to create new opportunities for people across the state, especially those in disadvantaged communities.”