The commercial lease for this federal offshore wind area was signed by Statoil in March 2017, following the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) successful auction in December 2016.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has committed to a Clean Energy Standard, requiring 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. Empire Wind can play a key role in helping New York achieve its goal.
Empire Wind is part of Statoil’s commitment to leadership in renewable energy development in the US and around the world. Statoil has a track record of success in the two largest offshore wind markets, the UK and Germany, and the company’s European offshore wind farms provide over 1 million households with renewable energy.