Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its development platform Vineyard Offshore, was awarded 1.3 gigawatts in the latest solicitation for offshore wind power held by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA).
The award allows Vineyard Offshore to commercialize clean and reliable energy through its Excelsior Wind Project, located in lease area OCS-A 544 in the New York Bight. The lease area is owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure IV, a fund managed by CIP, a global leader in renewable-energy investment.
“This is an important milestone in our goal to deliver large-scale renewable energy and create thousands of new jobs for New York,” said Tim Evans, partner and head of North America at CIP. “We are excited to bring our expertise and experience from building Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, to the Empire State.”
With a total capacity of 1.3 gigawatts, Excelsior Wind has the poten