The Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, celebrates today’s announcement by Eversource and Ørsted that its South Fork Wind Project has delivered electricity to the New York grid. This marks the first commercial-scale offshore wind project to deliver power to the U.S. grid and is set to power over 70,000 homes once completed.
The following statement can be attributed to Liz Burdock, founder and CEO of Oceantic Network: "Offshore wind electricity is flowing through New York power lines as a result of more than a decade of work to bring offshore wind online in the U.S. The industry as a whole should be proud of the work done by many to get us where we are today – providing clean, renewable offshore wind energy at scale to communities and homes. The Network applauds Eversource and Ørsted’s efforts to develop this project, which now serves as a proof point for offshore wind’s viability and benefits. We also congratulate the Long Island Power Authority, New York State Energy Research & Development Agency, and the countless community members, advocates, labor unions, and government officials, who have worked tirelessly to make this project a reality.”