Construction Begins On NY’s 1st Wind Project Off Montauk Coast

History was made in East Hampton February 11 as construction began on New York’s first offshore wind project. (Getty Images)

The South Fork Wind Project is slated to create 130 megawatts of power, enough for 70K+ homes; eliminate 6 million tons of carbon emissions.

Lisa Finn, Patch Staff
Posted Fri, Feb 11, 2022

EAST HAMPTON, NY — History was made in Wainscott Friday, February 11, 2022 as construction officially began on New York’s first offshore wind project, South Fork Wind.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and others traveled to Wainscott in East Hampton, along with United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and other elected officials, to celebrate the kick off to South Fork Wind, jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversource off the coast of Montauk.

The project is slated to become operational in late 2023, one of the first commercial-scale offshore wind projects to commence operation in North America.

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While the 15-turbine South Fork Wind project was the first to be awarded a contract to provide power to New York and is the farthest along in the development process, it’s far from the only project on the horizon. East End Beacon 2021

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