NYSERDA Publishes Offshore Wind Submarine Cabling Overview

NYSERDA has published the Offshore Wind Submarine Cabling Overview document following over a year of drafting and review with the F-TWG. The document provides an overview of offshore wind submarine power cable types, installation and burial methods, and operations and maintenance. This document also summarizes potential impacts cables might have on the commercial fishing industry, as well as how commercial fishing practices might impact cables, and potential measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate these impacts, including site assessment, risk assessment, project planning and design, and proper cable installation and burial methods. Although this report doesn’t suggest an optimal cable burial depth for future projects, it does serve as a comprehensive summary on the cable planning and burial process.

The PDF of the document can be downloaded here or accessed from the NYSERDA website.