GE summons Enron’s ghost as first U.S. offshore wind farm rises

THE BLOCK Island Wind Farm’s main turbine installation vessel – Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern – arrived late last month. The 30-megawatt project is expected to begin commercial operation in early November. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND
THE BLOCK Island Wind Farm’s main turbine installation vessel – Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern – arrived late last month. The 30-megawatt project is expected to begin commercial operation in early November. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND
Blade by blade, General Electric Co. is building part of its future a few miles off the Rhode Island coast, turning a one-time piece of Enron Corp. into a global renewable-energy business. GE shipped 400-ton nacelles and other massive equipment from its factories in Europe to Providence this summer to outfit the Block Island project,…

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