Increasingly cost-competitive, offshore wind builds on the Carolinas’ success story as an economic leader that has relied on a diverse energy mix to meet growing energy needs in the region. With the ability to deliver energy day and night, offshore wind plays a critical role in helping the Carolinas continue to flourish, while attracting new industries and jobs.
Clean energy initiatives are launching in strategic areas along the Eastern Seaboard, and the Carolinas represent one of the best offshore wind energy opportunities in the nation. Over the course of the next decade, our region will come together to thoughtfully incorporate American-made components into a state-of-the-art offshore wind farm.
Once complete, TotalEnergies Carolina Long Bay will generate more than one gigawatt of power – equivalent to powering 300,000 homes – from a 86 square nautical mile wind farm at least 22 miles off the North Carolina coast. The process will be collaborative, the advantages will be quantifiable, and the people of the Carolinas will be the greatest benefactors.