Smiley Movement logo

New York unveils first major US offshore wind farm

Words by Tess Becker

Many places are beginning to take measures to combat climate change like finding cleaner sources of energy, and New York State is no different, planning to open the country’s first major offshore wind farms.

About 35 miles east of Montauk, the project recently laid its first cable and has the goal of powering 70,000 homes.

The wind farm will be made up of 12 turbines and hopes to be the first of many offshore wind farms in the US. 

“Offshore wind is a really time-tested technology at this point. It has a well over a 30-year track record,” Jennifer Garvey, the head of the New York market for Orsted Americas, said. 

“There are over 5,000 turbines spinning around the globe. We have a magnificent wind resource, but it's a tremendous resource that only needs to be tapped.”

The farm is named South Fork and will serve as a proof of concept for at least four more projects in the works.

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Beacon Food Forest. This is one of the largest food forests in the country. Find out more and support them here

Cultural Survival. They are an indigenous-led nonprofit focused on empowering indigenous Americans and helping the planet. Find out more

American Forest’s. A conservation organization focused on preserving and protecting American forests. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

You might also like…