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State signs contracts for two previously awarded offshore wind farms

New York state on Friday said it finalized contracts for two of the largest offshore wind projects to power the state grid, with pacts that Gov. Kathy Hochul said will bring billions in new investment

i pShare Tweet Email New York state on Friday said it finalized contracts for two of the largest offshore wind projects to power the state grid, with pacts that Gov.In all, the state's contracts for offshore wind now number five projects in "active development," Hochul's office said, with just over 4,300 megawatts, or enough to power some 2."We’re going to create the necessary ecosystem so that all of the supply chain can be made right here," Hochul said Friday morning at the Port of Albany, home to a planned offshore wind tower manufacturing plant.Hochul last week announced a $500 million investment in offshore wind ports, manufacturing and supply as part of her State of the State address.

The state also is advancing a plan for an offshore wind training institute.Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College, which are partnering with the state in the training institute, already have or soon will have certificate or degree programs for offshore wind training.

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