About Sunrise Wind

Project at a glance

What it is?

An approximately 924 MW offshore wind farm – the largest in New York – with the potential capacity to power nearly 600,000 homes

Who's behind it?
50/50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, with support from Con Edison and the New York Power Authority

When is it happening?
Subject to U.S. BOEM’s Notice of Intent (NOI) schedule, we are currently estimating that Sunrise Wind will be fully operational in 2025

Where is it?
At least 30 miles east of Montauk Point, virtually unnoticeable to Long Island residents and beachgoers

Why do it?
Providing residents with 100% renewable energy to help New York accomplish a carbon-free energy grid by 2040

  • Sunrise Wind location
  • Other Ørsted and Eversource lease areas

Benefits to NY 

We have made several commitments to help New York lead the nation in this growing industry, including:


  • $10 million for a National Workforce Training Center on Long Island, partnering with Suffolk County Community College and leading labor unions to create training programs that will foster job opportunities for New Yorkers in offshore wind
  • A new Operations & Maintenance Hub in Port Jefferson, creating up to 100 new and permanent full-time jobs and cementing Long Island as a key anchor point for New York’s offshore wind future
  • $1 million for workforce development in Upstate New York
  • Using Capital Region facilities to fabricate key components for the foundations of offshore wind turbines

  • Direct investment of more than $408 million in New York to bring Sunrise Wind online

Sunrise Wind is estimated to generate up to 800 direct jobs through the project’s construction. Thousands of other indirect and induced jobs will be created to support project work.

Additionally, Sunrise Wind is entering negotiations with New York State contractors and trade labor organizations on a Project Labor Agreement to cover construction activities for the project, and committing to paying prevailing wages.


Ørsted and Eversource will together deliver clean, reliable energy to the Northeast through offshore wind.


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