Offshore wind turbines in the Irish Sea. (not representative of Montauk proposal). Photo by Andy Dingley via wikipedia (CC 3.0)

 

In response to PSEG-Long Island’s request for new local energy resources to serve South Fork Long Island, an offshore wind farm has been proposed off the southern tip of Montauk fork.

Wind farm outside Copenhagen. Photo by Andreas Klinke Johannsen (CC 2.0)

 

According to the press release from Deepwater Wind, the offshore turbines would be placed 30-miles southeast of Montauk, beyond the horizon line and won’t be visible from the shore.

Danish wind turbines. Photo via wikipedia commons (CC 1.0)

 

Deepwater Wind’s Press Release: Deepwater Wind is proposing an innovative new approach to meet the growing energy need on Long Island’s South Fork with a new offshore wind farm.

To complement the wind farm, Deepwater Wind is also proposing to build two new battery energy storage facilities – one in Montauk and the other in Wainscott. Construction on Deepwater ONE – South Fork could begin as early as 2019, with commercial operations by 2022.

Read more from the press release here…

 

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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