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Sunrise Wind project advances with another federal government approval

Mark Harrington,
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One of the largest offshore wind farms planned for Long Island received another important approval from the federal government Tuesday, while its developer gave the formal OK to move ahead with investing in the multi-billion-dollar project.

The federal government approval of a “record of decision” for Sunrise Wind is among the last the 84-turbine project needs before construction can begin, as early as next year. Sunrise Wind developer Orsted, of Denmark, said it expects the federal government to approve the final permit — its construction and operation plan — this summer, with completion expected in 2026. Orsted recently completed the 12-turbine South Fork Wind Farm earlier this month.

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