Project at a glance
What is it?
New York’s first offshore wind farm — with 15 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, out of sight from Long Island beaches; the underground transmission system 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.