MARCH 21, 2016 — The Department of Interior says that the Bureau of Ocean Energy management (BOEM) has identified a Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore New York. The WEA’s closest point to shore is 11 nautical miles ) from Long Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area extends approximately 26 nm southeast at its longest portion. The project area consists of five full OCS blocks and 148 sub-blocks. The entire area is approximately 127 square miles, 81,130 acres, or 32,832 hectares.
BOEM says the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and Consolidated Edison (ConEd) worked together to propose an offshore wind power project south of Long Island, approximately 13 miles off Rockaway Peninsula.