Saving Money for Ratepayers in East Hampton & Across Long Island.
The south fork needs new sources of power to meet its demand, which is growing faster than any other place on LongIsland. In 2015, LIPA called for proposals for new sources of power serving the south fork and received more than a dozen competing proposals. LIPA concluded that the South Fork Wind Farm was the most cost-effective way to meet the south fork’s needs even considering fossil-fuel and transmission alternatives. Deepwater Wind will fund 100% of the cost of building the wind farm and will be paid a competitive rate by LIPA for the energy it delivers to the East Hampton substation.
Making Long Island a Leader in Renewable Energy.
The South Fork Wind Farm will produce enough clean, renewable energy every year to power 50,000 typical homes. Our wind farm will be the largest source of renewable energy on Long Island, which will help the Town of East Hampton meet its 100% renewable energy goal and New York State achieve its goal of 50% clean energy. When energy usage is highest, the wind farm will complement existing power sources to ensure the area has enough power during peak hours. When energy needs are lower, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power a significant portion of the south fork.