Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed two more offshore wind farms off Long Island on Wednesday as part of a planned significant increase in renewable energy across New York State.
One is more than 20 miles from Jones Beach and the other is more than 60 miles from Cape Montauk, each with more than 90 turbines, with a total output of about 2,500 megawatts, the governor said. Told.
“Don’t worry, neither can be seen from the shore,” Cuomo said Wednesday in Part 3 of a four-part state speech divided into chunks this year.
He called it the largest renewable energy production in US history.
Turbine lines off Jones Beach will be connected onshore on the oceanside, and the Montauk wind farm line will travel 200 miles under Long Island Sound to Astoria, Queens.
State Started before The 880 MW Sunrise Wind Project, east of Long Island, and the 816 MW Empire Wind Project, 14 miles southeast of Manhattan.
To support that effort, Cuomo is also a state Invest $ 20 Million in New Offshore Wind The SUNY Stony Brook and Farmingdale State College Training Institutes will begin personal certification and training this year.
“We will train 2,500 workers from the summer of 2021,” he said. “But we don’t just train. Wind And solar projects. The evolution to green energy involves replacing home heating and cooling systems in approximately 130,000 buildings with heat pumps and geothermal heating. Workers in those positions are also trained. “