Ørsted and Eversource Propose New Wind Farm in New York, Building on Record of National Leadership as State Expands Offshore Wind Energy

Ørsted and Eversource Propose New Wind Farm in New York, Building on Record of National Leadership as State Expands Offshore Wind Energy

Jan 26, 2023 by Business Wire Energy News

Key Facts

  • “We’re committed to developing projects that will create good-paying jobs, build up local communities, and generate clean, affordable energy to fight climate change” > > Tweet this Together, Ørsted and Eversource are building South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, which broke ground early last year and will be operational with 130 MW in 2023, and Sunrise Wind, a 924 MW project that will deliver clean energy to New York in late 2025.

  • As the New York leader in offshore wind, the joint venture has developed extensive partnerships across the state and consulted with dozens of community organizers, labor leaders, and local elected officials to develop a bid for a new project that best meets the needs of New Yorkers.
  • “As the state’s trusted partner, we are proud to answer New York’s call for more clean, renewable offshore wind energy and today submitted a proposal that would create significant jobs, deliver local economic investment, provide meaningful workforce development solutions, and advance the movement toward greater environmental justice across the Empire State,” said Joe Nolan, Chairman, President and CEO of Eversource Energy.
  • As part of South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind, Ørsted and Eversource have to date: Broken ground on South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind project Announced the largest single New York State offshore wind supply chain award of $86 million, bringing construction and steel manufacturing work to New York companies located in the Capital Region and Western New York Invested $300,000 to train Capital Region workers for union construction careers in clean energy Supported the development of New York’s National Offshore Wind Training Center (NOWTC) on Long Island with a $10 million investment Advanced the first offshore wind project in America to use high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology Committed $5 million in a research partnership with Stony Brook University Announced the creation of an O&M Hub in East Setauket and harbor facility in Port Jefferson to support future wind farm operations Invested in developing a New York offshore wind supply chain and engaging with MWBEs * Established strong stakeholder engagement and built positive community relationships based on a track record of promises kept About Ørsted A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants.

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