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Cuomo announces offshore wind energy contracts

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that the state will contract for nearly 1,700 megawatts of offshore wind power, including around half to be connected to Long Island, with projects expected to be in service in 2024. Cuomo said the two projects — 880 megawatts by Denmark-based Orsted and 816 megawatts by Norway-based Equinor — would power 1 million homes and put 1,600 people to work. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)