Offshore Wind

Offshore wind is a burgeoning industry in the United States. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA”) calls for the development of 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035.

Read and Laniado has extensive experience representing developers in PSL Article VII proceedings and is well-versed on the unique issues involved with siting underwater cables. The Firm has advised clients on Article VII matters pertaining to offshore wind as well as marine cables subject to Article VII.

The Firm represented Florida Power & Light in its negotiations and coordination with the Long Island Power Authority for the licensing of a proposed offshore wind project, including the submarine electric transmission line that required PSL Article VII approval. We are familiar with the federal, New York State, and local licensing requirements concerning offshore wind energy facilities.

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Siting transmission lines for offshore wind facilities.
Sam M. Laniado & Tyler W. Wolcott, Siting Transmission Lines for New York Offshore Wind Projects, 28 Env’t L. N.Y. 121 (2017).