Deepwater’s own filings show Beach Lane is an inferior site

Many alternative landing sites exist other than Beach Lane. Deepwater Wind itself proposed four alternative sites. Yet it was clear from the start that private company wanted to land at Beach Lane; that site maximizes its own profits and financial returns to its investors.

An analysis of Deepwater’s own filings to the New York State Public Service Commission (Exhibit 3, Table 3.6.1 Summary of Alternative Landing Sites) shows that Beach Lane is an inferior site.

ConsiderationsWainscottHither Hills
Residential neighborhoodYesNo
Landing site within or adjacent to farms and
agricultural land
Landing Site within or adjacent to Active
Farm Field
Cable distance49.6 miles
20% less so
energy lost
61.4 miles

Landing Site within FEMA 100-year floodplains YesNo
Potential Rare, Threatened, or Endangered
Species within 100 feet of Landing Site as
indicated by the NYNHP
Elevation above sea level of sea-2-shore
electricity cable entry point
~10 feet~50 feet

As Deepwater said in its own filings, “Hither Hills presents a viable alternative landing site, with minimal environmental and historical property impact located on New York State-owned property.”

Besides, why would you run high-power lines underneath childrens’ feet if you do not have to?