New York regulators gave the green light for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, to sometime this year issue an offshore wind solicitation for at least 1,000 MW. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Public Service Commission’s April 23 order approving NYSERDA’s request said moving ahead with a solicitation would “maintain New York’s trajectory in meeting its clean energy goals.” Commissioner Diane Burman dissented. The state wants to source 70% of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030 and to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. As part of that effort, the state is planning to develop 9,000 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2035. Through a solicitation process that started in 2018, […]