Simulation shows what proposed windfarm would look like off Jones Beach

The project, known as Empire Wind, plans to provide more than 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power from the turbine field.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2021, 12:32 AM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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The first visual simulation of a proposed windfarm off of Jones Beach shows how the view from the shore would change.
The project, known as Empire Wind, plans to provide more than 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power from the turbine field. The windfarm would be located 15 miles offshore.
The images of the windfarm were released by project developer Equionor.
"Our energy infrastructure's not invisible. Just like you can see the Port Jeff power plant Barrett or the Northport power plant you'll be able to see a little bit, a little bit of the wind farm on the horizon," says Adrienne Esposito, of Citizens Campaign for the Environment. "That's a small price to pay for saving the planet."
It's set to be constructed on around 80,000 acres off our island's coast.
The developer says 174 turbines will be built through 2027.


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