Liberty Wind proposes to deliver up to 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind power to New York. The Liberty Wind proposal includes 400 megawatt, 800 megawatt and 1200 megawatt project size options. The 1200 megawatt project is the most cost-effective option for New York ratepayers. The project would be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world and would make a major contribution to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offshore wind objective of 9,000 megawatts offshore wind to supply New York. The Liberty Wind 1200 megawatt project would supply enough emission free energy to power over 750,000 New York homes.
Liberty Wind’s turbines will be located in federal waters 85 miles away from the nearest New York shore, and will not be visible from any New York shoreline. The project will deliver up to 1200 megawatts of clean power directly to the New York grid at an existing substation on Long Island.
The power will be delivered by a submarine cable that comes to shore and is then buried along an existing roadway onshore.
CONNECTION TO THE NEW YORK GRID
The grid connection will utilize an advanced high voltage direct current system that will ensure reliable delivery of the energy and also enhance the resiliency of New York’s grid, particularly in outage situations such as experienced from Hurricane Sandy.
Liberty Wind will bring substantial economic development and job creation benefits to New York, providing hundreds of millions in economic activity in the state. Liberty Wind offshore wind development will kickstart a new industry in New York creating thousands of jobs in New York including the Albany region.