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New York’s 122-turbine offshore wind project to receive environmental review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to conduct an environmental review of a proposed 122-turbine wind project offshore New York.

The proposed project from Sunrise Wind, a joint venture between Orsted North America and Eversource Investment, could generate up to 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy and power nearly 600,000 homes.

The project lease area is 31 miles east of Montauk, New York, 19 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and 17 miles from Block Island, Rhode Island.

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