A wind farm off Block Island took another step toward becoming reality last week when the Block Island Planning Board approved plans for the Deepwater Wind substation.
According to an article in The Block Island Times, the Planning Board voted unanimously to approve Deepwater’s plans for a substation on the island. The Block Island Wind Farm is a 30-megawatt demonstration-scale offshore wind farm, according to Deepwater’s website. It will be roughly three miles southeast of Block Island consisting of 5 turbines. The wind farm will generate over 100,000 megawatt hours annually, supplying the majority of Block Island’s electricity needs. Deepwater plans to begin construction in 2013.
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