FPL Energy LIPA Offshore Wind Project

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Update:

Original project costs were bid by FPL Energy to cost around $356 million, however, new estimates released in August 2007 estimate that the project could cost $811 million. To put this in perspective, the PACE study (see links below) finds that the cost of a Long Island-based combined cycle natural gas-fired plant is aproximatley $137 per MWh, while the cost of offshore wind would be around $291 per MWh. Cost considerations have prompted LIPA Chairman Kevin Law to terminate the project.



Maps & Images:

Simulated View from Jones Beach:

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Source: LIPA

Simulated View from Robert Moses Beach:

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Source: LIPA

Project Map:

locationmapSource: LIPA


Links & Resources:

LIPA

MMS-Main project permitting entity

A Financial Analysis of the Proposed Long Island Offshore Wind Farm (pdf)

Assessment of Offshore Wind Power Resource (Pace Study, pdf)



News:

LIPA considers large wind farm– September 23 2008

Bidder has new interest in Long Island wind farm– September 14, 2007*

Long Island offshore wind farm scuttled; Cape Wind predicted this outcome 4 years ago– September 8, 2007

LIPA Releases Pace Study on Offshore Wind Project CostsAugust 23, 2007

LIPA chief kills wind farm project- August 22, 2007

Price Tag Doubles For Offshore Wind Park– July 11, 2007

LIPA/FPL Energy submit application for offshore wind project to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers– April 26, 2005

LIPA Issues RFP for Offshore Wind Generation Project– January 22, 2003

LIPA/NYSERDA Study Shows Offshore Wind Generation Has Significant Potential for Long Island – April 22, 2002