Deepwater Wind owns the US offshore market today, and everyone else is just playing catch-up.

That much was obvious when it outmanoeuvred rivals like Cape Wind to bring Block Island, the nation’s first offshore wind farm, into operation in late 2016. The point was rammed home this year when Deepwater clinched a deal to sell power from its 90MW South Fork project onto New York’s Long Island, with commercial operation expected in 2022.

While several other projects are still technically in the race to become the country’s second commercial-scale offshore project, South Fork has a head start as it is the only one with a full power-purchase agreement (PPA).