Beacon Wind is part of a commitment to renewable energy development in the U.S.
Equinor, together with bp, is developing Beacon Wind offshore Massachusetts. When complete, Beacon Wind will provide reliable, renewable power to over a million households in the Northeast.
Beacon Wind will be developed in phases. This first phase will provide generation capacity of 1,230 megawatts (MW) of renewable offshore wind power to New York.
When combined, the active offshore wind projects in the Equinor and bp portfolio – Empire Wind 1, Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 – will produce about 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of power to the State, enough electricity to power about 2 million homes.
A second part of the Beacon Wind lease area, Beacon Wind 2, is similar in size to Beacon Wind 1 and will be developed in the future. Beacon Wind 2 is capable of interconnecting to the grid along the East Coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts.
Beacon Wind is committed to responsible offshore wind development. As part of securing all necessary permits for the project, Equinor is undertaking a robust review process including physical and geotechnical surveys to gain information about seabed features, geological conditions, presence of hazards, and other features of the lease area.