New York’s South Fork Wind Farm Receives Key Approval

The New York State Public Service Commission unanimously voted to grant the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the South Fork Wind Farm. This is the key state permit for the farm’s export cable, which will make landfall at Beach Lane in Wainscott and ultimately interconnect to the onshore grid substation in East Hampton. The offshore wind farm, comprised of 15 turbines located 35 miles off the coast of Montauk, is being developed by a partnership between Orsted and Eversource. It’s expected to begin operations in 2023.

South Fork Wind Farm

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