Biden admin. approves New York’s first offshore wind farm

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

New York’s first offshore wind project could begin construction as soon as January of next year, according to its developers, after receiving approval from the Biden administration last week.

South Fork Wind, a 132-megawatt project to be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island, has received its Record of Decision from the U.S. Dept. of Interior. Ørsted and Eversource are partnering on the project, which is the second commercial-scale offshore wind project to receive federal approval in the U.S.

“Today is a red-letter day for the future of offshore wind,” said Fred Zalcman, director of the New York Offshore

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