New York courts CIP and Ørsted

Authorities in New York open up to tenders from other states' areas in its upcoming offshore wind tender, which may become larger than expected.

Despite the upcoming offshore wind tender in New York, the Statue of Liberty's view will most likely remain unobstructed.

The US' offshore wind industry is picking up the pace. Maryland got a head start last year when the state approved two projects, but now several more states are following suit. Over the past few months, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have awarded projects totalling 1,400 MW. But the year is far from over.

Unless New Jersey launches a surprise sprint, New York is next slated to announce projects. Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the state's target of 2,4 GW offshore wind by 2030. At least 800 MW will be tendered in 2018 and 2019.

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