Major Milestone for American Offshore Wind with BOEM’s Approval of Sunrise Wind COP

Washington, D.C. — On June 21, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Sunrise Wind, which will power over 320,000 New York homes and support more than one thousand well-paying jobs. Turn Forward celebrates this key milestone and congratulates the communities, advocates, state and federal officials, and labor partners working together to power New York with offshore wind energy.

“The approval of the Sunrise Wind COP adds momentum to the rapidly accelerating U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Catherine Bowes, Senior Director, Turn Forward. “New York is already receiving locally-produced offshore wind power while developing a strong clean energy workforce. Sunrise Wind will create even more good-paying jobs — all while providing reliable electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, and making a key contribution to U.S. energy independence.”

The Sunrise Wind COP approval is another in a series of recent project announcements, approvals, completions, and milestones. Just last month, Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind and Revolution Wind began offshore construction, thereby creating thousands of manufacturing and installation jobs. These milestones contribute to America’s growing offshore wind workforce, which will expand to support tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs within the next decade.


Turn Forward is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing an ambitious vision for American offshore wind power that meets today’s climate, economic, equity, and environmental challenges.