The Deepwater Wind Energy Center is a 200-turbine, 1GW project that would be located in the Atlantic Ocean at least 32km from shore, generating power for 350,000 homes, and displacing about 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

The transmission line would connect Long Island, New York, with the wind farm and a substation in Massachusetts. The developer has applied for a commercial lease covering about 700sq km of federal waters.

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the nation’s second-largest municipal electricity utility by revenue, with 1.1