Cuomo announces construction of wind farm transmission line.

by Mar 18, 2021

New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the adoption of a joint proposal to build a 7.6-mile transmission line that would link the proposed South Fork offshore wind farm to a substation in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County. The transmission line is the first approved project in New York State to connect to an offshore wind farm. The proposed 132 MW South Fork wind farm project would provide enough clean energy to power 70,000 average homes annually. It would be located 35 miles east of Montauk Point, out of sight from Long Island beaches. The transmission line is expected to be operational by 2023. In addition to requiring that the cable will be buried 30-feet at a minimum below the surface of Wainscott Beach – where the project is to make landfall — other conditions will limit construction periods to off-peak seasons to ensure construction-related impacts are minimized.

By delivering power from the South Fork wind farm, the transmission line will serve the public interest by contributing to the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and Clean Energy Standard, diversifying the State’s electric generation mix and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
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