Informational forums will be held in East Hampton, N.Y., on June 11, regarding Deepwater Wind South Fork, LLC’s proposed project that includes a submarine export cable, the New York State Public Service Commission said in a May 6 notice.
According to the filing, Deepwater Wind South Fork is seeking authorization to build and operate the approximately 3.5-mile electric transmission line from the New York State Territorial Waters boundary to the South Shore of the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, as well as about 4.1 miles of 138-kV terrestrial export cable from the South Shore of the Town of East Hampton to an interconnection facility with an interconnection cable to an existing East Hampton substation.
The project would connect the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, located in federal jurisdictional waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, to the existing mainland electric grid in the Town of East Hampton, the commission said.
During the scheduled forums, maps of the proposed route will be available to review, New York State Department of Public Service staff representatives will give a short presentation on the review process in the case, and Deepwater representatives will be available to answer questions about its proposal, the commission said.
Each informational forum will be followed by a public statement hearing where all those wishing to comment on Deepwater Wind South Fork’s request will have an opportunity to make a statement on the record before an administrative law judge, the commission said.
Other ways to comment in case number, 18-T-0604, include via the internet, at www.dps.ny.gov; email, at email@example.com; and phone, at 1-800-335-2120, the commission said, adding that while comments submitted via those alternate means will be accepted throughout the pendency of the proceeding, comments are requested by July 12.