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Feds Okay New Wind Farm

Thu, 08/24/2023 - 07:09

The federal Department of the Interior announced its approval on Tuesday of Revolution Wind, a 704-megawatt offshore wind farm about 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, R.I. It is to provide electricity sufficient to power more than 350,000 residences in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The wind farm, the fourth commercial-scale offshore wind project to be approved by the Biden-Harris administration, is being jointly developed by Orsted and Eversource Energy, developers of the South Fork Wind farm, which is under construction around 35 miles off Montauk. The administration has set a goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

The Interior Department approved the wind farm’s construction and operations plan as an alternative that will see the installation of 65 wind turbines, fewer than were originally proposed.

With receipt of its record of decision from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Revolution Wind is on track to begin onshore construction in the coming weeks, according to its developers, with offshore construction ramping up next year. The wind farm is expected to be operational in 2025.

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