Kitty Hawk: 2,500 MW of clean energy thanks to offshore winds

Iberdrola, through Avangrid Renewables, is participating in the development of an offshore wind farm close to the Outer Banks, off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts (USA). The wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 2,500 MW and will provide 700,000 households with clean energy.

27 km from the Outer Banks (Virginia and North Carolina)

Total installed capacity
2,500 MW

Supply capacity
700,000 homes

Job creation
800 jobs

Beginning of construction works

Kitty Hawk
offshore wind farm

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID*, has already filed the Construction and Operation Plan (COP) for the first phase of the project, which will begin in 2024 and have an installed capacity of approximately 800 megawatts (MW).

The COP was filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and also includes the conclusions of an economic impact study (EIS) carried out by the Public Strategy Group, which predicts that the construction of the Kitty Hawk offshore wind farm will yield significant economic benefits and create new jobs between 2021 and 2030.

During the construction of the first phase, some 800 jobs will be created in Virginia and North Carolina, and the project should have an economic impact of 2 billion dollars from 2021 to 2030.

A field office has already been opened to support the project development and help ignite a new industry off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. It will also welcome members of the growing team.

Once the other phases are complete, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to have a total capacity of 2,500 MW and will generate enough electricity to power 700,000 homes, approximately four times the number of homes in Virginia Beach.


* AVANGRID, Inc. is 81.50 % owned by Iberdrola S. A.