About South Fork Wind

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?
Fully operational at the end of 2022

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.

 

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

DELIVERING OFFSHORE WIND POWER TO THE LOCAL GRID

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.

NO IMPACT TO THE BEACH

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

 

Investments in Wainscott


In connection with its request for local real estate, Ørsted and Eversource have proposed burying the existing overhead lines along the full length of Beach Lane and a portion of Wainscott Main Street between Wainscott Hollow Rd and Sayre’s Path.

Additionally, Ørsted and Eversource have proposed a Wainscott Water Infrastructure Fund in the amount of $1 million to support wastewater improvements.

Other proposed investments include funding to support the local commercial fishing industry and energy sustainability programming.

 

Permitting review


South Fork Wind will be 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. We encourage people to review and/or comment on our submission 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 will examine the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and related environmental considerations.

Get more information and view the COP

ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP

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

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