Town of Fenwick Island

Windfarm Project at Fenwick Island State Park

The Mayor and Council are pleased with the decision from Ørsted not to proceed with on shoring their electric transmission lines at Fenwick Island State Park.  Council has expressed concerns regarding the location of the substation in an environmentally sensitive area since Ørsted revealed their plans in Fall 2019.

Fenwick Island Mayor Gene Langan along with the six other coastal mayors of Association of Coastal Towns (ACT) met on numerous occasions last fall with Governor Carney and Secretary of DNREC Shawn Garvin to express their concerns regarding the environmental impact to the area. Several Fenwick Island Town Council members also worked toward protecting the wetland environment at the State Park. 

Mayor Langan responded to the news stating, “I am relieved to know that an environmentally sensitive area will be preserved and that Governor Carney, Secretary Garvin and Ørsted came to the same conclusion as Fenwick Island.  Fenwick Island will continue to advocate for environmental stewardship of our unspoiled beach, ocean and delicate ecosystem within our Town and the surrounding areas.  It is a precious resource.”