About Sunrise Wind

Project at a glance


What it is?

880 MW offshore wind farm – the largest in New York – with the potential capacity to power more than half a million 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?
Expected to be fully operational by 2024

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
  • $11 million for major port infrastructure upgrades as part of the New York Ports Infrastructure Development Fund and Upstate New York Workforce Development Fund
  • Using Capital Region facilities to fabricate key components for the foundations of offshore wind turbines

Sunrise Wind will support approximately 800 jobs through the project’s development, construction and operation, with an additional 1,500 to 2,000 indirect jobs.

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

 

ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP

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

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

07.18.2019 01:00

Sunrise Wind Wins Bid for Large-Scale New York Offshore Wind Farm

Joint project by Ørsted and Eversource will support the state’s ambitious renewable energy goals, establish an enduring offshore wind supply chain and provide new jobs for New Yorkers

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