McKee signs offshore wind procurement bill into law

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE (center) signed legislation into law on Wednesday requiring the state's primary utility company to buy up to 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind power. /COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE
PROVIDENCE – Plans to add enough wind power to supply nearly a third of the state’s electricity needs are moving forward with a new law signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday. The law mandates that PPL Corp., which operates the state’s primary oil and gas business now known as Rhode Island Energy, to…

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