Due to the increase of demand for electric power in the Hamptons, Long Island Power Authority officially passed the rights to building the nation's largest offshore wind farm, between the eastern tip of Long Island and Martha's Vineyard. The farm, will consist of 15 turbines, enabling power to 50,000 homes in the Long Island area. Deepwater wind says that this farm is their first planned of many to come in the future. This is just a start to governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to have 50% of New York's electricity derived from renewable sources by 2030. “This project will not only provide a new, reliable source of clean energy but will also create high-paying jobs, continue our efforts to combat climate change and help preserve our environment,” Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday in a statement, two weeks after he publicly called for the power authority to approve the proposal. While the project was initially proposed at $1 Billion, it is now believed to end up costing $740 Million. The turbines will connect to an East Hampton substation through a 50 mile undersea cable. Some opposition of the offshore wind farm has been brought up. For example, fisheries have shown opposition to the construction of the farm worried it will disrupt their business and consumers are weary of increase energy prices. Overall the price is calculated to add $1.19 to the average consumer's monthly energy bill. The project has been voted into action and is a fresh start for more to come in the renewable energy resource field.