KITTY HAWK OFFSHORE WIND FARM
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
Beginning of construction works
offshore wind farm
Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID*, develops a large offshore wind project, covering nearly 50,000 hectares, off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina (USA). The large Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind area will 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.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Administration (BOEM) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for Kitty Hawk North, the first of the projects within the company's offshore wind lease area.
This first phase will have an installed capacity of approximately 800 megawatts (MW) and will occupy an area of over 20,000 hectares. Its construction will begin in 2024.
The conclusions of an economic impact study (EIS) carried out by the Public Strategy Group predicts that the construction of the 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.
* AVANGRID, Inc. is 81.50 % owned by Iberdrola S. A.