From the Queens Tribune:
Con Edison is collaborating with the Long Island Power Authority and a handful of public agencies on a wind farm to be located off the coast of Far Rockaway and Nassau County and could be up and running by 2016.
The 80-100 turbines would be located nearly 15 miles offshore, which is beyond the horizon line, said Michael Clendenin, a spokesman for Con Ed.
They are working on a visual simulation of the turbines, as they would appear from the shoreline, said Michael Deering, Vice President for Environmental Affairs for LIPA.
The project would generate 350 megawatts, with the capacity to expand up to 700 megawatts. Each megawatt can power up to 1,000 homes.
The public will have ample opportunity for input, Deering said.
"We're going to speak to the various constituencies, including community groups, environmental groups, the commercial and recreational fisheries folks," he said. "They are important constituencies in this project and we are going to benefit from their input."
There are no offshore wind farms in the U.S., although there are some in Europe.