The windmill turbines will be connected to a substation in East Hampton by a 50-mile undersea cable. This project is very important and useful because it is allowing the town of East Hampton to have a goal of meeting all of its electric demand with renewable energy by 2020. The project has, however, been facing some opposition as well, because the people are concerned that the tribunes will disrupt their businesses and consumers are worries about higher electricity prices. The project is expected to add $1.19 a month to the average customer bill.
This is a project overview of where the windmills are going
For more insight into understanding the windmills that are going to be placed off Long Island, check out the video below!
Analysis of Article: The content of this article is noteworthy, because wind turbines are an enormous clean energy resource. It is also a way to move the electric system off fossil fuels, which will help slow climate change, and create more jobs. This turbine project hopes to include 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power, enough to power 1.25 million homes. It is the largest commitment to offshore wind in the country and is part of the state’s way of showing the future that the industry has and how serious it is about developing the resource.