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NYS Identified Wind Energy Area of Consideration (NYS_Identified_AOC)

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Citation Information:
Originator: Greg Matzat, NYSERDA
Publication Date: 20171003
Title: NYS Identified Wind Energy Area of Consideration (NYS_Identified_AOC)
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Abstract: Upon consideration and robust analysis of data from extensive stakeholder engagement and more than 20 studies on environmental, social, economic, regulatory, and infrastructure issues, New York State has identified the Area for Consideration as the most desirable area for future offshore wind development. The Area for Consideration presents the fewest conflicts with ocean users, natural resources, infrastructure, and wildlife, and has the greatest potential for the cost-effective development of offshore wind energy to meet the State’s goals.Four Indicative WEAs in four example configurations within the Area for Consideration, each capable of supporting at least 800 MW of future offshore wind development, are also provided. The Indicative WEAs are provided for illustrative purposes and may be shifted, reshaped, or both within the Area for Consideration. No individual indicative WEA configuration represents a “best-case” scenario or priority preference.No State or Federal agency or entity has committed to any specific course of action with respect to the development of such future wind projects. Neither this Area for Consideration, nor the studies associated with it commits any governmental entity to any specific course of action. In the event BOEM identifies a new WEA and awards a lease in the future, any offshore wind project in that new WEA will be required to meet all State and Federal permit, license and other approvals prior to proceeding with the development of the project.For more information see:
Purpose: New York State identified Area of Consideration for BOEM’s Area Identification process and the locating of new Wind Energy Areas (WEA). Indicative WEAs within the Area of Consideration are provided for illustrative purposes.
Progress: Complete
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West Bounding Coordinate: -73.665985
East Bounding Coordinate: -72.457348
North Bounding Coordinate: 40.351009
South Bounding Coordinate: 39.175223
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: NYS Identified Area of Consideration
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NYOPD Categories
Theme Keyword: CAT_energyUtilitiesDisposal_windEnergy
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NYOPD Program
Theme Keyword: PROG_atlanticOcean
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NYOPD Keyword
Theme Keyword: Wind
Theme Keyword: renewable
Theme Keyword: energy
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None - Public
Data Set Credit: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Department of State (DOS) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS
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Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
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SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 2
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Map Projection Name: NAD 1983 UTM Zone 18N
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Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude of Central Meridian: -75.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.0
False Easting: 500000.0
False Northing: 0.0
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Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
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Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000002220024164500956
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000002220024164500956
Planar Distance Units: meter
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: NYS_Identified_Area_of_Consideration
Attribute Label: FID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute Label: LABEL
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20171006
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: NYSERDA
Contact Person: Greg Matzat
Contact Address:
Address Type: physical
Address: 17 Columbia Cir.
City: Albany
State or Province: NY
Postal Code: 12203
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: (518) 862-1090
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
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