Deepwater Wind Preparing South Fork OWF Applications, Opens Office in New York

Deepwater Wind is currently preparing to submit more than 20 local, state and federal applications for its South Fork offshore wind farm in early 2018 and has now opened an office in East Hampton, New York, to support the development of the project, according to U.S. media.

The developer plans to start building the South Fork offshore wind farm in 2019 and have it commissioned in 2022. South Fork will be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm and the first one to be built off New York.

In January 2017, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) gave a unanimous approval for the 90MW offshore wind farm, agreeing to purchase all of the electricity generated by the wind farm for a period of 20 years.

The Deepwater ONE – South Fork project comprises 15 turbines installed some 30 miles southeast of Montauk, and represents the first phase of a regional offshore wind farm Deepwater Wind proposes to develop in the area.

To complement the wind farm, Deepwater Wind plans to build two new battery energy storage facilities, which will consist of lithium-ion battery technology designed and installed by General Electric.

Deepwatwr Wind is behind the first offshore wind farm in America, the Block Island Wind Farm, which has been in operation since December 2016. The developer also plans to construct a 120MW offshore wind farm, the Skipjack wind farm, some 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland.

Offshore WIND Staff

Photo: Illustration; Block Island OWF. Source: Deepwater Wind