January 16, 2022

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Of New York | Auction for a huge offshore wind project

Of New York |  Auction for a huge offshore wind project

(New York) The U.S. government will begin auctioning off the coasts of New York and New Jersey next month to build a large field of offshore wind turbines that can supply electricity to 2 million homes.

Posted at 1:00 p.m.

The project was already mentioned by the Biden administration when it presented its strategy for this type of energy development in the country in March 2021 with the aim of achieving 30 gigawatts (GW) of wind power generation. By 2030

The so-called “New York Byte”, which can produce 7 GW on its own, explained in a press release from the Ministry of the Interior.

The bait is a triangular area, its tip south of New York Bay and extending along the coasts of New Jersey to the west and Long Island to the east.

The administration plans to auction six lots over a total area of ​​about 2,000 square kilometers for interested companies on February 23, the largest area provided for such a project in the country.

“The Biden-Harris administration has made the fight against climate change central to its agenda, and offshore wind projects like the one in New York Byte provide a unique opportunity to address climate change and create union and well – paying jobs in the United States,” Home Secretary Deb Holland said.

“We are at a critical juncture in the development of offshore wind energy in the country. We have to seize this moment, ”she added.

Since announcing its strategy in the spring, the administration has given the green light to two offshore wind projects, the Vineyard Wind of Massachusetts State and the South Fork Wind, New York State.

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It also unveiled a roadmap in October to auction areas for seven different projects, including the New York Byte, and to review at least sixteen projects by 2025.