Coordinated New York Offshore Energy Grid Could Provide Benefits

A multi-user, planned transmission system for offshore wind in New York could achieve grid cost savings of over $500 million, according to a new study produced by the Brattle Group. The report, Offshore Wind Transmission: An Analysis of Options for New York, evaluates the challenges of connecting each wind farm to shore individually in comparison to a planned approach. It found that planned offshore transmission “significantly” reduces seabed marine cabling by almost 60%, avoiding over 800km of seabed disturbance, and reducing impacts on fisheries and marine ecosystems.

transmission system off New York's shore

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