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South Fork Wind Farm
at a glance

15 turbines located 35 miles from Montauk Point, out of sight from Long Island beaches.
Clean power for 70,000 homes each year, delivered to the local grid in East Hampton.

Powered by leadership and a ton of experience

South Fork Wind Farm
at a glance

15 turbines located 35 miles from Montauk Point, out of sight from Long Island beaches.
Clean power for 70,000 homes each year, delivered to the local grid in East Hampton.

Renewable energy

The South Fork Wind Farm will produce enough clean, renewable energy every year to power 70,000 typical homes. It will help the Town of East Hampton meet its 100% renewable energy goal, and help New York State achieve its clean energy goals. When energy usage is highest, the wind farm will complement existing power sources to help 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.

Cost-effective

The South Fork needs new sources of power to meet its demand, which is growing faster than any other place on Long Island. 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 part of the most cost-effective portfolio to meet the South Fork’s needs, even considering fossil-fuel and transmission alternatives. In November 2018, LIPA agreed to purchase additional clean power from the South Fork Wind Farm, extra capacity made available by improvements in turbine technology within the same 15-turbine project footprint. At the time, the additional energy was the lowest cost utility-scale renewable power ever on Long Island.

Ørsted and Eversource 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.