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Ørsted wins final backing for 924MW Sunrise

RICHARD HEAP

June 24, 2024

Ørsted and Eversource Energy have won final approval from the US federal government to build the 924MW US offshore project Sunrise Wind off the coast of New York.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved the construction and operations plan for the scheme, which has a 25-year power purchase agreement with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.

David Hardy, executive vice president and chief executive of region Americas at Ørsted, said: “Sunrise Wind is a centrepiece of New York’s clean energy vision, and with this final federal approval, we can officially put the construction phase in motion… BOEM’s approval is an important milestone not just for New York but also for America’s domestic energy sector.”

Sunrise Wind is set to be operational by 2026.

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