New York regulators have granted approval for a 25-mile transmission that will carry power from the state's largest offshore wind farm to a substation in Suffolk County, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office on Thursday announced.
The transmission line approval by the New York State Public Service Commission is an important development for the proposed Sunrise Wind Farm off the coast of Long Island.
The state is moving forward with a decades-long plan to reduce the use of carbon-based fuels, a move that will change how homes and buildings are powered, as well as cars and other modes of transportation.
"New York is taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and projects like Sunrise Wind demonstrate our leadership on clean energy," Hochul said. "As we work to advance our nation-leading climate goals and create the jobs of the future, offshore wind projects will be critical to deliver clean energy to all New Yorkers."
The 924-megawatt wind farm in federal water is expected to be the largest one yet to connect to New York's electric grid once completed. The project has the potential capacity to power nearly 600,000 homes.
The wind farm is expected to be operational by 2025.