New York has given the go-ahead to what would be the nation's largest offshore wind farm, a 90 MW installation to be located 30 miles southeast of Montauk and out of sight of Long Island. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) this week approved a 20-year contract with Deepwater Wind's South Fork Wind Farm, specifying it would pay only for the energy and not construction or operation. Deepwater Wind has said construction on the wind farm could start by 2019 with the project in operation by 2022.
Long Island Power Authority
Long Island Power Authority board resolution regarding the 2014 RFP for up to 280 MW of New, On-Island, Renewable Capacity and Energy. LIPA chose 11 solar projects for the RFP; these projects are eligible for 20-year PPAs. Read the complete utility resolution online here.