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First offshore wind turbine installed for South Fork Wind Farm project

Mark Harrington,
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The first offshore wind turbine in federal waters was installed off New England last week, as LIPA and New York State launch a decadeslong transition from fossil-fuel power plants to new green energy.

The turbine, built with help from European ships and equipment, is the first of 12 to be placed off the coast of Rhode Island for the South Fork Wind Farm, set to deliver 130 megawatts of electricity to tens of thousands of residents of the Hamptons and eastern Long Island by year's end or early next year.

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