Attentive Energy One (AE1), a joint venture of TotalEnergies and Rise Light & Power, plans for two offshore wind port facilities in New York Harbor generating $400 million in economic activity in New York State.
AE1’s proposal for the 1,400 MW project, which was submitted to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in January 2023, has entered into a lease agreement with Arthur Kill Terminal (AKT) to serve as a long-term master tenant of the site and assist in project development.
AE1 will develop operations and maintenance facility at the Ravenswood Generating Station in Queens (the O&M Hub).
Ravenswood, owned by Rise Light & Power, is New York City’s largest fossil generating facility; the O&M Hub will repurpose the site’s existing waterfront to provide a just transition for the facility’s UWUA Local 1-2 workforce, equipping them to operate the AE1 project for decades to come.
On Staten Island, AKT will be a wind turbine marshalling facility, sited on the Arthur Kill waterway, seaward of the Outerbridge Crossing and outside of all height restrictions. AKT’s location makes it the only marshalling site in New York State and one of only a limited number of locations on the East Coast capable of accommodating offshore wind construction activities without any vessel height restrictions.
AKT will create 435 jobs. Economic opportunities through AKT include hundreds of construction jobs created to build the facility, along with sustained revenue generation and employment for neighboring communities during decades of offshore wind marshalling operations.
Attentive Energy’s proposal to NYSERDA includes $1 million in funding for the College of Staten Island – part of the City University of New York (CUNY) network – to bolster its offering of offshore wind and renewable energy training through its Continuing Education department, including Global Wind Organization (GWO) certificate programs.
In Queens, Attentive Energy will establish its permanent O&M Hub at the Ravenswood Generating Station, establishing control rooms, training facilities, and warehousing for the AE1 project, as well as upgrading nearly 1,000 feet of existing quayside to allow for docking, vessel operations, and crew transfer activities for offshore wind operations.