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Sunrise Wind is building a robust supply chain of companies across New York, and our union workforce is ready to begin construction. See the full timeline for work occurring onshore, a map of the route, and frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions about Sunrise Wind
  • What is Sunrise Wind?

    Sunrise Wind is a 924-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located roughly 30 miles off the coast of New York’s Montauk Point.

    Sunrise Wind is expected to be operating in 2026, at which time it will provide enough clean energy to power more nearly 600,000 New York homes – the largest offshore wind project in U.S. history.

  • Who is developing Sunrise Wind?
    Sunrise Wind is being developed by Ørsted, the global and U.S. leader in offshore wind with unparalleled local experience. Ørsted pioneered America's offshore wind industry and subsequently built the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm right here in New York. Now, Ørsted is bringing that experience to Sunrise Wind, drawing on its development expertise and relationships with local labor unions, community leaders, and industry suppliers to make Sunrise Wind a project by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers.
  • How does Sunrise Wind help New York meet its clean energy goals?

    New York has set a goal of a fully carbon-neutral energy grid by 2040, and Sunrise Wind moves the state a big step closer toward meeting this target. With 924 MW of renewable offshore wind power – expected to be the largest provider of any completed offshore wind farm in the country when it is finished – Sunrise Wind will generate enough clean energy to power nearly 600,000 New York homes.

  • How does Sunrise Wind create jobs, spur local economic development, and support local communities?
    New York is building an inclusive and wide-reaching clean energy economy, and Sunrise Wind is making local investments and building a statewide supply chain that will sustain and grow this critical sector for the long-term. With over $700 million in direct investment in education, training, and workforce development programs, along with first-of-its-kind partnerships with universities, nonprofits, local leaders, and employers across the state, we’re positioning New York to continue leading the nation’s clean energy economy for decades to come.
  • How is Sunrise Wind building a local workforce?

    Sunrise Wind is estimated to generate up to 800 direct jobs through the project’s construction and initial operation. Thousands of other indirect and induced jobs will be created to support project work – ranging from companies that will monitor wildlife and the seabed around the project to boosting local businesses who provide goods and services within the vicinity of the ports in which we will operate.

    One of our biggest commitments to Long Island will be making the Port Jefferson area the home of our Operations and Maintenance Headquarters, a strategic investment that will serve our entire national portfolio of offshore wind projects and will support approximately 100 permanent, full-time jobs over the 25-year life of our projects as well as shorter-term construction jobs.

  • How will Sunrise Wind ensure predictability for ratepayers? 
    Offshore wind is an increasingly cost-effective form of clean energy that stabilizes energy prices for customers. It will help to mitigate New York’s winter price spikes, in particular, by diversifying the energy mix and reducing the dependency on natural gas. 
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A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates
offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities.

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