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About Sunrise Wind

Project at a glance

What it is?

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

Who's behind it?
50/50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource

When is it happening?
Subject to U.S. BOEM’s Notice of Intent (NOI) schedule, we are currently estimating that Sunrise Wind will be operational in 2026.

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

Map showing location of Sunrise Wind, east of Long Island
  • 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

  • at least $408 million directly invested in New York by 2029 to spur jobs and economic development

Sunrise Wind is estimated to generate up to at least 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.

Marine boat at an offshore wind farm
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Keep Mariners informed 

The ocean is a crucial resource shared by many industries. Ørsted aims to create an ecosystem in which offshore wind and fishing can both thrive.


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


Check out the latest news about Sunrise Wind

Gode Wind offshore wind farm, Germany
Ørsted's Gode Wind offshore wind farm, Germany
Offshore wind turbine technicians work inside the nacelle of an offshore wind turbine
Ørsted's Walney Extension offshore wind farm, UK
Onshore electrical substation in Newington, CT
Substation in Newington, CT, part of Eversource's Greater Hartford Reliability Project