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New York triggers US offshore goldrush with 1.7 GW orders

It may seem strange to lead an issue of Rethink Energy with a simple order story, but New York has been bold where other US States behave as if they are dancing on eggshells, by placing two massive orders worth 1.7 GW of offshore wind from two Scandinavian players, Ørsted from Denmark and Equinor from Norway. The two deals are expected to cost in the region of $6 billion to build out and be completed in 2024 and 2025. The language doesn’t quite say that there is a deal in place, but both have been selected to go ahead and negotiate terms with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) – Ørsted for its Sunrise Wind partnership…

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