List of the 3 largest offshore wind farms in the US [2023]

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Offshore wind energy is gaining significant momentum in the United States, starting a new era of sustainable power generation along its coastlines. Discover the three largest offshore wind farms in the United States in this article. We’ll provide you with an overview of these impressive projects, key details and information about the project developers.

1) 2.64GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, developed by US-based company Dominion Energy, is an offshore wind project with a capacity of 2,640 MW. Located off the coast of Virginia, this project represents a significant step forward in harnessing wind energy from the Atlantic Ocean to power the region. It is set to be completed by 2026.

Developer: Dominion Energy

Location: 25 to 35 nautical miles east of Cape Henry, Virginia

2) 1.51GW Atlantic Shores

Atlantic Shores is another substantial offshore wind project in the United States, boasting a capacity of 1,510 MW. This venture is a collaborative effort between Shell New Energies and France-based developer EDF Renewables. It is strategically located off the coast of New Jersey, contributing to the state’s renewable energy goals. The project is expected to become operational in 2028.

Developers: Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables

Location: 13 nautical miles to 15 miles (24 km) east of Atlantic City, New Jersey

3) 1.23GW Beacon Wind 1

Beacon Wind 1, developed by Equinor Wind US LLC, is set to become a significant player in the offshore wind sector. With a capacity of 1,230 MW and an anticipated completion in 2028, it will contribute substantially to clean energy generation. This offshore project is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and 60 miles east of Montauk Point, New York, harnessing the abundant wind resources of the Atlantic Ocean.

Developer: Equinor Wind US LLC

Location: 20 miles southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and 60 miles east of Montauk Point, NY

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