Recently conducted independent analysis shows Hither Hills State Park to be superior route

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

A recent detailed and independent analysis of the project (as well as Deepwater’s own filings to the New York State Public Service Commission) shows that Beach Lane is an inferior site. PVE LLC, a full-service engineering and environmental consulting firm, and A. Page & Associates LLC, an energy consulting firm with expertise in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and related regulatory proceedings, filed their independent findings with the New York P.S.C. on July 12, 2019.

Considerations Wainscott Hither Hills
State Park
Consistent with past N.Y.
State practice of landing
power cables on State
Parks (e.g., Neptune,
No Yes
Cable distance    
– Total (miles) 65.5 61.1
– Submarine length (miles) 61.4 49.6
Landfall site    
– Transition vault below water table Yes No (40 feet
– Landing Site within or adjacent to Active
Farm Field
Yes No
– Residential neighborhood Yes No

– Number of residences within 500 feet 18 0
– Landing Site within FEMA 100-year floodplains Yes No
– Access paths to beach 1 13+
– Usable beach 100 feet 1,600 feet
– Parking lots 1 3+ plus
parking pads
– Parking spaces 20 247
Interconnection facility    
– Provide option to connect to alternative
connection points
No Yes
– Provide option to shorten cable length No Yes
Transmission route    
– Option for partial aerial mounting Yes Yes
– Option for burying along wide shoulder No Yes
– Width of road pavement 17 feet at
28 feet

To read the full report, please find it here:

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.”