United States

United States

Block Island given go-ahead by US regulator

30MW project aims to be country's first offshore wind farm

The developer of a five-turbine 30MW offshore wind farm, planned for waters off the US state of Rhode Island, has been given permission to proceed by the country’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

The Block Island project could be the US’ first offshore wind farm, said developer, Deepwater Wind, in response to the BOEM’s ruling that there is "no competitive interest" that would warrant refusing permission for installation of a transmission cable linking the Block Island project to the mainland.

Deepwater Wind applied to the BOEM for permission to install the cable last November. Objections were due in June. The wind farm will be connected both to the mainland grid and to nearby Block Island. As previously reported by Windpower Offshore, Block Island’s local government has agreed to support the project in exchange for funds and improvements to the island’s communications systems.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Offshore Events

Latest Offshore Wind Jobs