Installation of the First South Fork Wind Turbine

First wind turbine installed 35 miles off the coast of Montauk 11/23
Photo courtesy of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

“Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday the completed installation of the first of 12 turbines for the South Fork Wind farm, which will be the first completed utility-scale wind farm in the United States in federal waters.

When completed, the 130-megawatt wind farm, situated in a federal lease area around 35 miles off Montauk, will generate electricity sufficient to power approximately 70,000 average-size houses, eliminating up to six million tons of carbon emissions, or the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off the road annually over a 25-year period, according to the wind farm’s developers, Orsted and Eversource Energy.

Monday’s announcement supports progress toward the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to install nine gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035.” 

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