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Gov. Hochul announces completion of South Fork Wind Farm off Montauk Point

Mark Harrington,
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Hochul, who visited Southampton to pull a ceremonial switch for the $2.01 billion, 12-turbine array, said it marked “an incredible milestone of progress for New York” and for “all America,” with enough energy to power 70,000 homes.

“This is how you get it done,” she said of the project built off the coast of New England 35 miles from Montauk Point and contracted by LIPA in 2017. The event included U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine, a Republican proponent of offshore wind.

Romaine said the completion of South Fork “will give me a guidepost for the next project,” Sunrise Wind, with a cable project he helped negotiate through Brookhaven Town. “We’re all together in this,” he said.

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