Offshore wind farm could supply power to Long Island

Deepwater Wind is proposing to supply 200-MW of offshore wind power to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

The planned 1,000-MW Deepwater ONE project would be located 30 miles east of Montauk, N.Y. The company won a 30-year lease from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to develop the Deepwater ONE project in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, located between Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Deepwater Wind proposed delivering power to an existing LIPA-owned substation on the South Fork. All transmission cables will be buried below roads and under shoreline features. Construction on the project could begin as early as 2017, with commercial operations by 2018.

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