Published: 15 December 2020 15 December 2020
Avangrid Renewables has submitted a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the first phase of the company’s wholly owned Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project.
The first phase of the project, anticipated to begin construction as soon as 2024, will have the capacity to generate approximately 800MW of electricity. When all phases are complete, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to have a total generation capacity of up to 2,500MW.
The COP also includes the findings from an economic impact study (EIS), conducted by the Public Strategy Group, which anticipates substantial economic and employment benefits to result from the construction of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind’s multiple phases between 2021 and 2030. The EIS found that the project will drive significant economic activity and employment opportunity in the region. Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to generate $2 billion in economic impact between 2021 and 2030.