BP and Equinor seek to extend deadline for commercial operation of Empire Wind 1

Under its agreement with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), Empire Offshore Wind LLC, a joint venture of BP and Equinor, is required to produce electricity no later than June 14, 2025, four years after the NYISO completed its class year facilities study for the project. Empire has, however, submitted a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend that deadline by a year and a half, to December 14, 2026.

The company says it will be unable to meet the June 2025 commercial operation date, noting that “expected timelines for receiving action on key permits and governmental approvals” and “the inherent complexities of constructing and commissioning” the 816 MW Phase 1 wind farm southeast of Long Island make the deadline unachievable.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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