“The need for the substation is strictly for customer load demand and not for interconnection of the offshore wind project or delivery of its energy,” LIPA spokesperson Sid Nathan said on Monday. “Fortunately, the immediate need to build transmission projects, such as the Wainscott substation, is delayed due to the combined effect of the South Fork offshore wind farm, energy storage and energy-saving initiatives, such as the South Fork Peak Savers program. It is also a possibility that it may not be necessary at all.”

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