South Fork Wind Farm is Switched On!

South Fork Wind Farm: Starts Operations photo Blackridge Research & Consulting

Last week, Governor Kathy Hochul and Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland joined members of the East Hampton Town Board and the East Hampton Town Trustees along with various members of the Southampton Town Board as the Governor announced that construction consisting of a 12-turbine, 132 megawatt wind farm, located 35 miles off Montauk Point, was recently completed and ready to be activated.

The South Fork Wind project will provide clean, renewable electricity sufficient to power around 70,000 average-size houses.  A first in New York, the project required in-depth planning, research, and a committed dedication to protecting our local community and our fisheries.

Over several years of planning, the public was invited to in-depth informational meetings with various state and federal agencies vital to the project’s construction and success.

South Fork Wind Farm – Details from the Beginning to Completion

Governor Kathy Hochul: “Today, we’re making an incredible milestone of progress for New York,” she said. “The completion of the very first of its kind — not just for New York, not just for the northeast, but for all of America: a historic green energy project, wind turbines to power the future.”

Click on the tab below to read the full article in The East Hampton Star article by Christopher Walsh.

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