Our projects in the U.S.

We are taking real action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

 

In the U.S., we have the potential to deliver clean energy to the seven states on the East Coast that have committed to build more than 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. We operate the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and have a comprehensive geographic coverage with the largest pipeline of development capacity. Our offshore wind projects will not only deliver clean, reliable energy but bring huge opportunities for local economic growth and job creation.

     Project overview

Operational wind farms
  • Block Island Wind Farm

    Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island is America’s first and currently only offshore wind farm. The 30 MW, 5-turbine project began commercial operations in December 2016 and generates enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

    Facts

    Capacity: 30 MW

    Location: Approximately 3 miles southeast of Block Island, RI

    Timeline: Became operational in December 2016

    The Block Island Wind Farm will lower carbon dioxide emissions by 40,000 tons each year. That's 800,000 tons over 20 years – the equivalent of taking over 150,000 cars off the road!

    The island, that was previously powered by 5 diesel generators which burned over 1 million gallons of fuel every year, is now powered entirely by offshore wind. 

    The project connects Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time. The wind farm provides reliable, renewable energy reduces the island’s electricity rates while diversifying Rhode Island’s power supply. Block Island has created a brand-new industry in Rhode Island, putting people to work building and maintaining renewable energy projects that will power the region's future.

    All told, more than 300 local workers were involved with building the Block Island Wind Farm. 

Revenue contracts (secured or soon to be secured)
  • Revolution Wind

    Revolution Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Facts

    Capacity: 400 MW to Rhode Island and 300 MW to Connecticut 

    Location: Approximately 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast

    Timeline: Expected to be commissioned in 2023

    The 700 MW project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year – that's equivalent to taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road!

    In Rhode Island, 400 MW of energy will power 270,000 homes, provide 800+ construction jobs, and provide $40 million in Rhode Island Port infrastructure improvements.

    In Connecticut, 300 MW of energy will power 150,000 homes, provide 300+ construction jobs, and provide at least $15 million in direct investment for the New London State Pier.

    Subject to permitting, completing the power purchase agreements process and final investment decisions by Ørsted and Eversource, Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.

  • Skipjack Wind Farm

    The Skipjack Wind Farm is one of the two approved offshore wind farms off the Delmarva coast.

    Facts

    Capacity: 120 MW

    Location: Over 19 miles from the Maryland-Delaware border and 26 miles from the Ocean City pier

    Timeline: Offshore construction planned to start as early as 2021, with the wind farm coming online in 2022

    Located over 19 miles from the Maryland/Delaware border, the wind farm will deliver 120 MW of clean energy to Maryland’s Eastern Shore which is enough electricity to power 35,000 homes.

  • South Fork Wind Farm

    The South Fork Wind Farm is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Facts

    Capacity: Approximately 130 MW 

    Location: More than 35 miles east of Montauk

    Timeline: Local construction is planned to start in 2021, with the full project coming online in 2022
     


    Bringing approximately 130 MW to Long Island, South Fork Wind Farm is the most cost-effective solution to the community’s need for new sources of power.

    This wind farm will be the largest source of renewable energy on Long Island, which will help the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton meet their 100% renewable energy goals, and New York State achieve its statutory goal of 50% clean energy.

    The 15-turbine project will generate enough energy to power 70,000 homes through a long-term power purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority. Subject to permitting, further development, and final investment decisions by Ørsted and Eversource, South Fork Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022.

  • Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

    With our partner Dominion Energy, we are developing Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), a 12 MW offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    Facts

    Capacity: 12 MW 

    Location: 22 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach

    Timeline: Anticipated in-service late 2021
     

    Once complete, CVOW will become the first offshore wind project in the Mid-Atlantic and the second in the nation. We will support the engineering and development work of the project and Dominion Energy will remain the sole owner of the turbines.

Wind farms in development
  • Bay State Wind

    Bay State Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Located 25 miles off the Massachusetts South Coast, this project has the potential to generate up to 2 GW of clean, renewable energy.

  • Garden State Offshore Energy
    Garden State Offshore Energy, LLC (GSOE) is a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, which was formed in 2007 and selected as New Jersey’s “preferred developer” in 2008. GSOE holds the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management lease OCS-A0482, which consists of over 96,000 acres, enough to build 1,100 MW of offshore wind generation.
  • Ocean Wind

    Ocean Wind, located off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ, will provide clean and reliable energy, local jobs across New Jersey, and infrastructure enhancements to the Garden State.

    Facts

    Capacity: Up to 1,100 MW 

    Location: Approximately 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City

    Timeline: Construction is planned to start in the early 2020’s 
     

    Ørsted, with the support of PSEG, is proud to present New Jersey’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. The project can provide nearly 600,000 homes in New Jersey with clean, reliable energy while producing up to 1,100 MW of electricity. Ocean Wind will directly create several thousand construction jobs along with thousands of ancillary jobs, and approximately 70 permanent jobs to support the project over its 25+ year lifetime.

    Ocean Wind will help realize New Jersey’s vision of becoming a world-class leader in the offshore wind industry by providing low-cost clean energy, union jobs, new manufacturing, and crucial infrastructure investments.

     

  • Sunrise Wind
    Sunrise Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder, and with support from Con Edison and New York Power Authority (NYPA).

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