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New York Approves Transmission Line, Readies for Offshore Wind

March 18, 2021, 10:45 PM

New York state approved construction of a transmission line, the first part of a proposed 132-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

The 7.6-mile transmission line would link the South Fork offshore wind farm to a substation in the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, according to a news release from Cuomo (D). The line is expected to be operational by 2023.

The project will speed delivery of clean energy to Long Island and provide power to 70,000 average-sized homes annually, Cuomo said. It will be located out of sight from ...