Six Out of Twelve Turbines Already Deployed, Operational In South Fork Offshore Wind Farm Project

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The advancement of offshore wind power plays a crucial role in New York
six commissioned turbines are already supplying power to the Long Island grid, marking a significant contribution to New York’s ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions. File photo: CloudVisual, ShutterStock.com, licensed.

EAST HAMPTON, NY – Orsted, the world’s leading offshore wind company, announced significant progress in the construction of its South Fork offshore wind farm. With six out of twelve turbines already deployed and operational, the project is reaching a major milestone.

Notably, the six commissioned turbines are already supplying power to the Long Island grid, marking a significant contribution to New York’s ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions. The installation of the seventh turbine is complete, and preparations for the eighth turbine are underway.

The advancement of offshore wind power plays a crucial role in New York’s commitment to sourcing 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This initiative aligns with President Joe Biden’s broader strategy to decarbonize the U.S. power grid and combat climate change.

To support the development of offshore wind energy, New York state recently initiated a solicitation program. This program aims to facilitate the growth of 9,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity by 2035. Such a substantial increase in renewable energy will have the potential to power up to six million homes.

Orsted’s progress in the South Fork offshore wind farm is an encouraging sign for the expansion of clean energy in the region. As the leading offshore wind company, Orsted continues to play a pivotal role in driving the transition to a more sustainable future. With their expertise and commitment, the vision of a greener, more environmentally friendly energy sector is becoming a reality.

Orsted A/S is a Danish multinational energy company. Headquartered in Fredericia, Denmark, Orsted is the largest energy company in Denmark. The company adopted its current name on 6 November 2017. It was previously known as DONG.

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