- Published: 27 January 2017 27 January 2017
The Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) voted to approve the first offshore wind farm in New York. The approval of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90MW development 30 miles southeast of Montauk, is the first step toward developing an area that can host up to 1,000MW of offshore wind power.
The LIPA Board approved a contract submitted by Deepwater Wind for the South Fork Wind Farm after a year-long process. The LIPA Board approved a 20-year pay-for-performance Power Purchase Agreement, allowing the utility to only pay for delivered energy without taking construction or operating risk.