RWE Renewables and National Grid have called its joint venture “Community Offshore Wind” after a successful bid in the New York Bight offshore leasing auction last month.
The tagline “Local clean energy for all” was chosen to emphasise the benefits it will provide to local communities, they claimed.
“Our success with National Grid in the recent auction signals the start of our commitment to building a network of trust in the local communities” said RWE executive vice president for offshore development Americas Sam Eaton.”
“We look forward to building our offshore business in the US, creating opportunities to deliver clean energy, good local jobs and private investment.”
Community Offshore Wind is dedicated to ensuring that everyone benefits from the renewable energy revolution, and the JV partners’ goal is to develop strong, long-term communities, they said.
Will Hazelip, vice president of National Grid Ventures, said “National Grid is deeply committed to the communities where we live and work.”
“This name for our offshore wind joint venture with RWE reflects that focus, and it reminds us each day that we’re here to responsibly develop projects that account for the needs of all of our stakeholder communities.”
The JV won area OCS-A 0539 in the NY Bight auction with a winning bid of $1.1 billion (€1 billion).
The awarded seafloor has the capacity to host 3GW of power, enough to power 1.1 million American homes. By the end of the decade, the project should be up and running.