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Decades after Europe, turning blades send first commercial wind power onto US grid

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Off the coast of eastern Long Island, an 800-foot turbine is sending the first electricity onto the U.S. grid from a commercial offshore wind farm. It’s a milestone many years in the making and at the same time a modest advance in what experts say needs to be a major buildout of this type of clean electricity to address climate change. Danish wind energy developer Ørsted and the utility Eversource announced Wednesday the first power from what will be a 12-turbine wind farm called South Fork Wind, 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Montauk Point, New York. By early next year, it will be able to generate 132 megawatts to power more than 70,000 homes.

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