About South Fork Wind

Project at a glance

What is it?

New York’s first offshore wind farm — with 12 turbines and a state-of-the-art transmission system that will generate enough clean energy to power 70,000 average homes and offset tons of emissions each year

Who’s behind it?
50/50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource

When is it happening?
Expected to be operational by the end of 2023

Where is it?
35 miles east of Montauk Point; the underground transmission line will deliver power to the local grid in the Town of East Hampton, NY

Why do it?
Power needs on the South Fork are growing faster than anywhere else on Long Island. In 2015, PSEG/LIPA issued a request for proposals to address this specific need, and more than 20 proposals were received. South Fork Wind was selected because it was part of a portfolio that was found to be the most cost-effective solution.


  • South Fork Wind location
  • Other Ørsted and Eversource lease areas


South Fork Wind will deliver power via a single, 138kV alternating current (AC) transmission line directly to the East Hampton substation, located off Cove Hollow Road.


Installation and operation of the cable will not impact the beach. Beach access will be maintained during installation of the cable.


Investments in the Community

In connection with its request for local real estate, Ørsted and Eversource have reached agreement with the East Hampton Town and Trustee Boards on the terms of a Community Benefit Agreement valued at more than $29 million. The funds will be made available through annual payments over the life of the project and their use guided by the leadership of the respective boards. Additional agreement details are available here:

Permitting review

South Fork Wind was reviewed under separate processes at the state and federal levels:

Article VII submission to the New York State Public Service Commission

The project’s Article VII submission to the New York State Public Service Commission was filed in September 2018, the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need was issued in March 2021, and the Environmental Management and Construction Plan was approved in November 2021. The submissions and approvals are available on the Public Service Commission website.

Access the Article VII filing

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management starts environmental impact statement review

This extensive review examined the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and related environmental considerations. The COP was approved in January 2022.

Get more information and view the COP

Marine boat at an offshore wind farm


The ocean is a crucial resource shared by many industries. Ørsted aims to create an ecosystem in which offshore wind and fishing can both thrive.



Together, Ørsted and Eversource will deliver clean, reliable energy to the Northeast through offshore wind.



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