Routing of Power Cable Worries Gardiner’s Bay Fishermen

Offshore wind farm | Photo by m.prinke, Flickr.com

East Hampton Star: When officials of Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that plans to construct an offshore wind farm 30 miles from Montauk, presented its plans to the community at Clinton Academy in East Hampton on March 9, several commercial fishermen in attendance voiced opposition, fearing a negative impact on their livelihood.

That concern resurfaced on Monday night, when the East Hampton Town Trustees heard from several residents.

If all goes according to plan, the wind farm, which would be the second in the United States, could be operational in 2022. Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine Block Island wind farm went online on the electrical grid in December.

Read more about the concerns over the routing of a wind power cable below Gardiner’s Bay, NY.