Let’s keep building New York’s offshore wind industry with Sunrise Wind 2


Key facts Letters of support

Ørsted and Eversource have submitted a joint proposal to take offshore wind in New York to the next level – and with it all the social and economic benefits it generates for the state. Our proposal for Sunrise Wind 2 was submitted in response to New York State’s third offshore wind solicitation.

Sunrise Wind 2 will be our third offshore wind farm in the state, after South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind 1. It will generate enough clean, reliable energy to power at least 1 million New York homes, generate billions of dollars in economic activity, create thousands of new jobs, and continue advancing environmental justice and opportunities for disadvantaged communities and minority- and women-owned enterprises – all while helping New York achieve its climate goals.

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Sunrise Wind 2: key facts

If awarded, Sunrise Wind 2 offshore wind farm will:

  • Begin sending power to the grid around the year 2031, with a point of interconnection (a local substation) in New York City or Long Island, as determined by New York State.

  • Generate enough clean energy to power 1 million New York homes

  • Eliminate over 2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year – the same as taking over 500,000 cars off the road
  • Improve air quality by reducing the need for fossil peaker plants and the hazardous air pollution they emit, significantly benefitting disadvantaged communities
  • Deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment to New York State, including manufacturing jobs from Western New York to the Capital Region, and construction, operations and maritime jobs in New York City and Long Island
  • Provide millions of dollars for environmental justice initiatives, workforce training grants, and community benefits, including:
  • Nearly $20 million dedicated to regional wildlife monitoring and net-positive biodiversity initiatives
  • $12 million for workforce development in New York City and Long Island
  • $3.5 million for workforce development in the Capital Region
  • $2 million for sustainability projects in local disadvantaged communities
  • Additional community benefits subject to real estate/host community agreements
  • Aim to use minority- and women-owned businesses for 30% of eligible subcontracts, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses for 6%
  • Invest as much as 50% of in-state spending in disadvantaged communities.

NYSERDA is expected to make award notifications for winning projects between April and June 2023. If Sunrise Wind 2 is among them, the exact details of the project will depend on which of our proposals is selected. Our global expertise in developing offshore wind farms is demonstrated by our ability to offer the state multiple options in answer to the solicitation, ultimately allowing NYSERDA to secure the best outcome for the State and the most optimized portfolio of awards. Once contracts are awarded, a public approval and environmental review process will begin. Construction is likely to be completed around 2031.


Letters of support for Sunrise Wind 2

Already, our project has received letters of support from nearly 70 groups and individuals - including federal, state, and local elected officials, community groups, environmental justice and protection organizations, labor unions, and workforce development partners.

List of supporters for Sunrise Wind 2 so far:

Elected and Government Officials

  • U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • U.S. Representative Paul Tonko
  • U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres
  • NYS Senator Mario Mattera
  • NYS Senator Monica Martinez
  • NYS Senator Nathalia Fernandez
  • NYS Assemblymember Amanda Septimo
  • NYS Assemblymember Michael J. Fitzpatrick
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • NYC Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson
  • Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
  • Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine
  • Town of East Hampton Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc
  • Town of Smithtown Supervisor Edward R. Wehrheim

Community Groups, Environmental Organizations and Labor/Workforce Development Partners

  • 100 Hispanic Women National Inc.
  • Alliance for a Greater NY (ALIGN)
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.
  • Bronx Aerospace High School
  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  • Bronx Community College
  • Capital Region Workforce Development Board
  • Center for Economic Growth
  • Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • CUNY Offshore Wind Advisory Network (College of Staten Island, Kingsborough Community College, NYC College of Technology, LaGuardia Community College)
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Educational Opportunities Center - Capital District
  • ERASE Racism
  • Grassroots Grocery (NY Community Fridge Corp.)
  • Group for the East End
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • HOPE Program
  • Hostos Community College
  • Institute for Workforce Advancement
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Third District
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Long Island Association
  • Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Long Island Federation of Labor
  • Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Minority Millennials
  • Multicraft Apprenticeship Preparation Program
  • Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades Council
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Long Island Sound Futures Fund
  • Newlab Hydrogen Barge Partnership
  • New Settlement
  • Nontraditional Employment for Women
  • NYC Department of Education’s Construction & Sustainability Commission and Engineering & Architecture Commission
  • Pathways 2 Apprenticeship
  • The Point Community Development Corp.
  • Rocking the Boat
  • South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp.
  • South Bronx Unite
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • United Way of Long Island
  • Waterfront Alliance
  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Win With Wind
  • Workforce Development Institute
  • WVI Dolphin Foundation