Anbaric Proposes Transmission System for Cleaner Air and Healthier Communities
Downstate Clean Powerlink Will Deliver Local, Affordable Clean Energy
Transmission Will Deliver Offshore Wind, Replace Polluting Fossil Fuel Plants, Advance Environmental Justice Initiatives
October 14, 2021— As New York transitions to a cleaner, carbon-free energy, the efficient and reliable delivery of new offshore wind power off the coast of Long Island to New York’s power grid is vital to supporting equitable access to emission-free power. In response to the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) solicitation for proposed solutions to improve transmission capacity that will deliver clean energy from New York offshore wind farms to the downstate region, Anbaric has proposed the Downstate Clean Powerlink.
The Downstate Clean Powerlink improves downstate New York’s transmission capacity and strengthens the state’s power grid, while delivering locally sourced clean power to communities that have historically been most impacted by the harmful health effects of fossil fuel pollution. The need for robust transmission upgrades on Long Island and New York City was first identified by Anbaric in 2018 through the Public Policy Transmission Need process. Anbaric is a leading developer of electric transmission projects and the primary advocate for a transmission-first approach to offshore wind in New York.
The Downstate Clean Powerlink consists of constructing new facilities, adding new infrastructure, and upgrading existing facilities. Anbaric designed a technologically advanced solution that will deliver offshore wind power efficiently, eliminate concerns of curtailment, and minimize environmental and ratepayer impact. Anbaric will partner with communities in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island from the outset of the development of this project to improve grid reliability, advance environmental justice, and ensure equitable access to clean, affordable energy. Anbaric is committed to working with local skilled trades unions to create hundreds of family-sustaining jobs and bring economic investment to the project communities.
“For too long, historically underserved communities have been burdened with the detrimental air quality and public health impacts of polluting fossil fuel plants. As we transition our electrical grid to renewable energy, we must prioritize bringing clean offshore wind power to these communities. In doing so, we can end the legacy of fossil fuel pollution and finally deliver cleaner air and healthier communities. Anbaric’s ambitious Downstate Clean Powerlink does just that,” said Janice Fuller, President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric.
Anbaric submitted the proposal for Downstate Clean Powerlink on October 11, 2021, in response to the NYISO’s Long Island Offshore Wind Export Public Policy Transmission Need Project Solicitation. NYISO is seeking proposals that will accommodate 3,000 megawatts of anticipated offshore wind power to be distributed to the downstate region.
Anbaric brings a proven track record in developing clean energy grid infrastructure that delivers renewable energy to the market and strengthens the grid. Anbaric’s transmission expertise includes the design and development of shared, open-access transmission systems, as well as onshore upgrades to unlock on-land renewables and build a grid to meet the challenges of the clean energy transition.
For more information on the Downstate Clean Powerlink, visit: https://ny.anbaric.com/downstate-clean-powerlink/
About Anbaric Development Partners
Anbaric is a majority employee-owned, US-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy. Anbaric develops clean energy infrastructure to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across North America, specializing in the design, development, financing and construction of large-scale electric transmission and storage systems. For more information, visit anbaric.com.