This report supplements the Sunrise Wind Construction and Operations Plan.
Sunrise Wind LLC (Sunrise Wind), a 50/50 joint venture between Orsted North America Inc. (Orsted NA) and Eversource Investment LLC (Eversource), proposes to construct, own, and operate the Sunrise Wind Farm Project (the Project). The wind farm portion of the Project (i.e., the SRWF) will be located on the Outer Continental Shelf in the designated Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0487 (Lease Area)1. The Lease Area is approximately 18.9 statute miles (mi) (16.4 nautical miles [nm], 30.4 kilometers [km]) south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, approximately 30 mi (26.1 nm, 48.2 km) east of Montauk, New York (NY), and 16.7 mi (14.5 mi, 26.8 km) from Block Island, Rhode Island. The Lease Area contains portions of areas that were originally awarded through the BOEM competitive renewable energy lease auctions of the Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the shores of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Components of the Project will be located in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, in state waters of New York, and onshore in the Town of Brookhaven, Long Island, NY. The proposed interconnection location for the Project is the Holbrook Substation, which is owned and operated by Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Sunrise Wind has a contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a 25-year Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) Agreement in October 2019.
The Project involves the use of a direct current (DC) export cable to transmit power to shore as well as alternating current (AC) inter-array cables (IAC) interconnecting wind turbine generators (WTGs) and connecting WTGs to the offshore converter station (OCS‒DC).