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Project facts
The Skipjack Wind projects will generate enough energy to power over 300,000 Delmarva homes.

Bringing green jobs to the region

Building on Ørsted’s landmark agreement with the North American Building Trades Union (NABTU), and the Baltimore - D.C. Metro Building and Construction Trades Council, the project is committed to bringing organized labor into both the onshore and offshore construction of this thriving industry.
  • What is Skipjack Wind?
    Skipjack Wind is a 966-megawatt offshore wind energy project that will power over 300,000 homes in the region and create significant economic opportunities for local businesses. Skipjack Wind is a 1GW offshore wind energy project that will power over 300,000 homes in the region and create significant economic opportunities for local businesses.
  • Who is Ørsted?

    An American clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative and is recognized as the world’s most sustainable energy company in the Corporate Knights Global 100 index.

    In the U.S., the company has a portfolio of clean energy assets and partnerships that includes offshore wind energy, land-based wind energy, solar, battery storage, and e-fuels. Ørsted operates America’s first offshore wind farm, the Block Island Wind Farm off the Rhode Island coast, and South Fork Wind off the New York coast. It is also constructing Revolution Wind to serve Rhode Island and Connecticut and Sunrise Wind to serve the State of New York.

  • Why was it proposed?
    A number of U.S. states and the federal government are actively encouraging offshore wind growth due to its immense economic and environmental benefits. A number of coastal states and the federal government are pursuing offshore wind development to diversify America's energy mix with more clean energy and to create thousands of good-paying jobs. The Biden Administration has set a goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind electricity generation by 2030—enough to power more than 10 million American homes with clean energy. The State of Maryland's POWER Act of 2023 sets a goal of 8.5 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2031. Other Mid-Atlantic states are actively considering legislation to establish their offshore wind procurement goals and become economic hubs of this new American industry.
  • How will Skipjack Wind’s power be brought onshore to connect to the regional electric grid?
    Skipjack Wind will connect to PJM, a regional electric grid serving several states.  Ørsted is currently evaluating critical components of the project, such as cable landfall and interconnection location. We look forward to continuing discussions about cable landfall and interconnection and receiving feedback directly from communities and stakeholders. Ørsted is committed to a transparent process in making these important decisions and will engage stakeholders at all levels before any final decisions are made.
  • How many wind turbines will Skipjack Wind include?
    Though contingent on several factors including site investigation, permitting approval, project award, and stakeholder input, Ørsted projects that Skipjack Wind will require up to 71 turbine positions.
  • How far apart will turbines be placed, and will the wind farm be navigable?
    Turbines will be spaced at 0.8 nautical miles X 0.8 nautical miles (approximately 1 statute mile X 1 statute mile). Except for construction related closures for safety reasons, the wind farm will be open for navigation and fishing.
  • How far away from shore will turbines be built, and will I be able to see them?

    The federal government, in consultation with state and local governments and stakeholders, determined the shape and boundaries of the lease area. From north to south, the western boundary of the lease area moves away from shore. At its closest point, north of Rehoboth Beach, the western-most boundary is approximately 13 miles from shore. At its southernmost and farthest point, the westernmost boundary is approximately 21 miles from shore.

    However, those boundaries should not be taken as an accurate representation of turbine placement. Ørsted has agreed to a two-mile set back against the commercial shipping lane along the western and northern borders; turbine placement will also be subject to site investigation and project awards.

    For the purposes of Skipjack Wind distance to shore is dependent on location given the shape of the lease area relative to shore. At their closest, turbines are projected to be 15-16 miles from the DE coast and 20 miles from Maryland.

    Under certain weather conditions, turbines may be faintly visible from shore.

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