The First Offshore Wind Power Turbines in Rhode Island Poised For Launch

Deepwater Wind is installing the first offshore wind power turbines in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States. Equipped with 80 meter-long blades, the five 6-megawatt wind turbines are expected to power homes in Block Island, where electricity bills are the highest in the country. Having received a $290M financial boost last year, Deepwater Wind entered a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the National Grid to acquire the power company that supplies power to Rhode Island. The Rhode Island scenario is not an isolated case; by the end…

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