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Support the South Fork Wind Farm!


Since this project was proposed in 2015, we have been increasingly active in the East Hampton community, listening to the concerns of folks from Montauk to Wainscott, and working with the town board and trustees.

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Key Facts About the South Fork Wind Farm:

  • The South Fork has a power supply need, and the South Fork Wind Farm was selected through a competitive bidding process as the most cost-effective way to address it.
  • The project will help avoid the need for additional fossil fired power, defer the need for overhead transmission, and help East Hampton and Southampton Towns meet their 100% renewable energy goal.
  • All of the project's electrical cables on the island will be buried beneath existing roads, and – as the project will be located 30 miles off the coast of Montauk – the wind farm will not be visible from Long Island's beaches.

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Committed To Being A Good Neighbor

Since this project was proposed in 2015, we have been increasingly active in the East Hampton community, listening to the thoughts and concerns of folks from Montauk to Wainscott. Based on that feedback, we have proposed a Community Benefits Agreement that firmly establishes our long-term commitment to East Hampton in the following ways:

Local Economic Development & Jobs

  • Deepwater Wind will commit to basing the operations and maintenance facility and crew transfer vessel for the South Fork Wind Farm in Montauk.
  • This will create job opportunities over the 25-year life of the project, and Deepwater Wind will commit to recruiting from the local community.

Wainscott Infrastructure Improvements

  • Deepwater Wind will fully fund the cost of burying the existing electric distribution and other overhead utility lines along Beach Lane and Wainscott Main Street between Wainscott Hollow Road and Sayre’s Path (estimated cost is $2,000,000). Notably, these roads are within designated Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance.
  • Additionally, Deepwater Wind will provide $1,000,000 to the Town to establish a water infrastructure fund for Wainscott.

Improvements for Fishing and the Marine Environment

  • Deepwater Wind will provide $100,000 for the Trustees to establish a Fisheries Habitat Fund.
  • We will also provide another $500,000 for the Trustees to establish a Marine Environment Improvement Fund.
  • Deepwater Wind will maintain a Fisheries Liaison over the full life of the project to facilitate two-way communications between our company and the commercial fishing community.

Enhancing Energy Sustainability and Resiliency

  • Deepwater Wind will provide $200,000 for the Town to establish an Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Fund.

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.


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