The Hudson Canyon Wind Farm is a 1,000 MW-scale offshore regional energy center. As one of the first of the “second generation” of offshore wind farms in the United States, it is larger, farther from shore, capable of producing cheaper electricity, and uses newer technology than offshore wind projects proposed in the United States to date. Hudson Canyon may consist of up to 200 turbines, with an approximate nameplate capacity of 1,000 MW.
Hudson Canyon is designed to deliver offshore wind power to downstate New York, Long Island, and northern New Jersey via a transmission system connecting New Jersey and New York. Hudson Canyon is located near the New York Bight, approximately 35 miles south of the western end of Long Island. Hudson Canyon will produce enough electricity to power approximately 350,000 homes and displace over 1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off of the road or 40 million barrels of foreign oil imports.