Delivering for New York

On October 24, 2023, NYSERDA provisionally awarded Community Offshore Wind a contract to develop 1.3 GW of offshore wind capacity for New York State – enough clean energy to power nearly 500,000 households. 

Learn more about RWE and National Grid Ventures’ experience delivering clean, reliable and affordable energy to communities around the world here

National Grid and its legacy companies have operated in New York State for over 125 years and now serve the needs of more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast. National Grid brings local expertise and experience developing large-scale infrastructure projects across the US and UK. RWE is one of the largest offshore wind companies globally. Its unparalleled expertise over the last 20 years has resulted in 18 offshore wind farms in operation globally and the completion of Kaskasi offshore wind farm off the German coast at the end of last year. In addition, RWE has around 4,500 MW of onshore wind and solar capacity in the U.S., including 3 operational onshore wind projects in New York.

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Community Offshore Wind Awarded NYSERDA Offtake Contract to Develop 1.3 GW of Offshore Wind for New York

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture of RWE and National Grid Ventures, was provisionally awarded a 1.3 gigawatt (GW) offtake contract as part of the state’s third solicitation for offshore wind. 

Supporting the NY workforce with childcare

We are partnering with the United Way of New York State to invest $10 million in reduced-cost childcare services for all offshore wind workers and trainees in New York – even those not working directly for Community Offshore Wind.

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Messages of Support for Community Offshore Wind: 

“Offshore wind developers have a big responsibility to deliver reliable, clean, affordable energy and to improve communities across New York in accordance with the guidelines set out by NYSERDA in their request for proposals. Community Offshore Wind’s collective experience and community investment efforts over the last few months have shown that they will meet and exceed those requirements to deliver for the people of New York.”
- Kevin Thomas, New York State Senator, Chairman of Committee on Consumer Protection

“Community Offshore Wind has been a critical partner to us since day one, with an unparalleled focus on workforce and economic development that will create real jobs and support local workers and businesses as they pursue the chance to be a part of the clean energy transition. We look forward to our continued work together as the growing offshore wind industry brings tremendous economic opportunity to Brooklyn.”
- Randy Peers, President and CEO Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

“New York’s working families are poised to be front and center in building, maintaining, and operating the recently awarded offshore wind projects. The NYC Building and Construction Trades are eager to partner with Community Offshore Wind to put New York City’s unionized construction workers to work and implement workforce development initiatives in under-resourced communities that will increase pathways into organized labor. We look forward to realizing green energy family-sustaining careers for generations to come.”
- Gary LaBarbera, President of the NYC Building and Construction Trades Council

“The New York State AFL-CIO congratulates Community Offshore Wind on its award. We look forward to working together to ensure that New York’s renewable energy future is built, operated, maintained, and manufactured by union members.”
- Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO

“The Governor’s announcement highlights the important role that New York City plays in meeting the state’s climate energy goals as well as creating thousands of good union jobs.  We look forward to working with Community Offshore Wind to create good union jobs on the construction as well as operations, maintenance, maritime and supply chain work.”
- Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

“The New York City District Council of Carpenters are looking forward to partnering with Community Offshore Wind to further NYS’s climate goals. Particularly, we will enable a just transition for our members and their families to work in the emerging clean energy future.“
- Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the New York City District Council of Carpenters

“The members of Local Union No. 3, IBEW enthusiastically support the recent offshore wind project award to Community Offshore Wind. We as a union and an industry are committed to addressing the challenges of the climate crisis head on, ensuring that a just transition to renewable energy generation takes place in a meaningful and successful way, with a skilled and professional union workforce who earn family-sustaining wages and benefits guaranteed by union contracts and Project Labor Agreements. Community Offshore Wind will be a strong partner in this project, that will have long lasting and positive effects for workers and residents of both New York City and New York State. “
- Christopher Erikson, Business Manager, Local Union No. 3, IBEW

“The project that Community Offshore Wind was awarded is critical to the success of a robust offshore wind industry that can deliver renewable energy at the scale that New York requires to meet its climate goals. We look forward to working with Community Offshore Wind to create good union jobs on this project.”
- Lenore Friedlaender, Executive Director of Climate Jobs New York

Congratulations to Community Offshore Wind on today’s momentous announcement.  This represents a leap forward for New York as you create hundreds of jobs with family-sustaining wages and Family-securing benefits, while working to build our clean energy future.  We look forward to supporting you in your commitment to provide opportunities for people from communities that have been left out of economic mobility and most impacted by climate change.  We are proud to be your partner to ensure that good paying, safe, quality jobs are within reach for all New Yorkers.
- Amy Desjardins, Executive Director

“As a green workforce trainer with a focus on social justice, RETI Center is excited to work with Community Offshore Wind to create new job opportunities for the communities we serve. From the very beginning of the development of offshore wind in New York, they’ve been working with our trainees to understand the growth of training and career opportunities in the green energy industries. We welcome this news, congratulate Community Offshore Wind, and look forward to working together in service of historically marginalized communities in South Brooklyn.”
- Tim Gilman-Sevcik, Executive Director of the RETI Center 

“United Way seeks out ways to improve the lives of all New Yorkers and partnering with Community Offshore Wind is a pathway to do that. Community Offshore Wind is providing $10 million in childcare services to parents who are participating in offshore wind trainings or have offshore wind-related jobs. We will facilitate the program, so that together, we can provide an opportunity for people seeking careers in offshore wind who need the childcare resources to do so. We support Community Offshore Wind’s proposal, which includes this program and their efforts to break down barriers for New Yorkers.”
- Hugh Parry, President, United Way of New York State

“We partnered with Community Offshore Wind on a winter coat donation for families in need across New York in November. Our team believes in giving back to communities where we can and Community Offshore Wind has shown us that they share our values. We are a woman-owned, small, local business, and Community Offshore Wind took that into consideration for sourcing winter apparel to donate. We support the project’s proposal and believe they will make a positive impact on small businesses and communities.”
- Tanya Fairman, Marketing Director of Buy Supply

“Community Offshore Wind has already reached out to communities in New York to make an impact and has proven to be committed to New Yorkers. Just this past December, several Community Offshore Wind employees came to our food bank to donate fresh, local seafood for the holidays. These meals fed thousands of residents who live in underserved communities. It is imperative that we have strong community partners like Community Offshore Wind to keep our mission going. Community Offshore Wind recognizes the hardships our residents face every day, and we thank them for providing meals to thousands of homes across the state. I support Community Offshore Wind’s proposal to serve New York.”
- Thomas Neve, Founder & Executive Director, Reaching-Out Community Services

“We are delighted to partner with Community Offshore Wind to bring Foundation 2 Blade program to New York State and Long Island. Through the generous support of Community Offshore Wind, minority and women-owned businesses can access the offshore wind network. Building that supply chain, locally, will help serve the workforce needs of Long Island today and into the future. We support the project and their ability to build a diverse offshore wind supply chain in New York.”
- Professor Marjaneh Issapour, Faculty and former Associate Dean of Innovation and Economic Development in Sustainable Energy, Farmingdale State University

“Congratulations to Community Offshore Wind for being chosen by NYSERDA to lead the way in renewable energy. Their commitment to fostering hundreds of renewable energy jobs is not only powering our homes but also empowering our local youth and adults, including  those engaged with OBT, to economically thrive in our vibrant city. Their crucial role in this green revolution is shaping a future that is brighter, cleaner, more equitable, and prosperous for all New Yorkers.”
- Evelyn Ortiz & Greg Rideout, Co-Chief Executive Officers, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT)

“Community Offshore Wind has demonstrated their commitment to our community, from working with Buy Supply to donate winter coats for families in need, offering local students the opportunity to learn about careers in STEM and offshore wind through interactive field trips, and more! I’m confident they will deliver on their commitments, and support a clean energy future that delivers for every worker, family and young person in our community.”
- Yvonne M. Brathwaite, Chief Program and Policy Officer of Red Hook Initiative