The first commercial-scale wind farm off the U.S. coast is officially open and sending electricity to New York’s electrical grid, its developers announced Thursday. The 12 wind turbines that make up South Fork Wind, 35 miles east of Long Island, can collectively produce 132 megawatts, enough to power more than 70,000 homes. “It’s great to be first, we want to make sure we’re not the last. That’s why we’re showing other states how it can be done, why we’re moving forward, on to other projects,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul told the AP. “This is the date and the time that people will look back in the history of our nation and say, ‘This is when it changed.’” (AP, E&E $, The Providence Journal, Electrek, Canary Media, The Providence Journal)