Caroline Hahn

NYLCVEF’s Offshore Wind Webinar Recap

Articles | January 21, 2022

On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, NYLCVEF and our partner, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, hosted a webinar with special guests Orsted and Eversource to learn more about their ongoing offshore wind projects, South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind. We heard from speakers Jennifer Garvey, New York Market Affairs Manager for Orsted, and Ken Bowes, Vice President of Offshore Wind Permitting and Siting for Eversource Energy. The speakers presented the goals and state of the current projects. 

South Fork Wind is New York’s first offshore wind farm and will be located 35 miles east of Montauk Point. South Fork Wind will help the Town of East Hampton meet its 100 percent renewable energy goals by generating enough clean electricity to power 70,000 homes. It will be operational by the end of 2023. 

Sunrise Wind will be located over 30 miles away from Montauk and will generate 924 MW of renewable energy for over 500,000 New Yorkers each year. This project is projected to create over 2,000 jobs. Production will start in 2025. 

Offshore wind is critical to meet New York’s renewable energy goals, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and rebuild around a green energy economy, which will provide family-supporting jobs and improve public health. Currently, New York has committed to 70% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% clean energy by 2040, including 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.  Sunrise Wind  and South Fork Wind are critical to meeting these unprecedented goals set by the state. 

The webinar ended with a very active question and answer session. Attendees asked about the projects’ permitting processes, impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat, cost to ratepayers, and more. Checkout the recording of the webinar to hear from the experts on these questions and to learn more about the ongoing projects!

Check out the recording of the webinar here:

Check out Orsted and Eversource’s presentation here: ??


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