South Fork Wind Farm, located 35 miles east of Montauk Point, New York, will be the state’s first offshore wind farm. With 15 turbines delivering approximately 130MW of ocean wind power to eastern Long Island, South Fork Wind Farm will deliver enough renewable energy to power approximately 70,000 homes each year.
VHB’s team harnessed local knowledge to assist with the analysis of two different terrestrial cable routes that would potentially connect the South Fork Wind project with land-based electrical substations in East Hampton, New York. The team prepared a Critical Issues Analysis, evaluating existing onshore resources, features, and uses that could preclude, constrain, or otherwise affect development of the landmark endeavor.
In addition, VHB contributed to the preparation of the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) that was submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, performing a QA/QC review of the COP and preparing several amendments to the COP survey plan for various survey activities planned on the outer continental shelf. The team also supervised the development of an Acoustic Analysis for the proposed onshore substation and assisted with the preparation of the Article VII application submitted to the NY Public Service Commission.
As stewards of the environment, VHB is dedicated to advancing projects like South Fork Wind Farm that contribute to the creation of substantial renewable energy sources. VHB is committed to helping the local towns and New York State reach ambitious renewable goals, while charting the way towards a clean energy future.