NY Completes Installation of Offshore Wind Turbine - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  November 27, 2023

NY Completes Installation of Offshore Wind Turbine

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the installation of the first offshore wind turbine for South Fork Wind. 

When construction of the wind project is completed, it will be the first utility-scale wind farm in U.S. in federal waters. 

The 130-megawatt offshore wind farm will address the increasing challenges for Long Island’s electrical grid. The wind turbine will also eliminate up to six million tons of carbon emissions over a 25-year period. 

The first of South Fork Wind’s 12 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine generators was placed at the project site 35 miles off Montauk, N.Y. 

 All 12 turbines are expected to be installed by the end of 2023 or early 2024.

“New York is paving the way towards a clean energy future, and the installation of our first offshore wind turbine marks a momentous step forward,” Governor Hochul said in a statement. “We are not only generating clean energy, but also pioneering a healthy and safe environment for future generations of New Yorkers. We are shaping a brighter, greener tomorrow, committed to a future where innovation and sustainability go hand in hand."


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