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WIND RESISTANCE: A lawn sign in Ocean City, N.J., opposing offshore wind turbines compares the size of the proposed turbines along the New Jersey coast with other structures such as the Washington Monument and the Statue of Liberty. / AP PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

N.J.’s offshore wind plans facing some turbulence

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast,...

National Grid cable reburial on Block Island paused until fall

NEW SHOREHAM – Reburial of National Grid Rhode Island’s exposed 34,500-volt subsea cable at Block Island’s Town Beach has been paused due to unexpected...
DOCKED: Charlie Donadio Jr., founder, CEO and president of Atlantic Wind Transfers, stands on board the Atlantic Pioneer, one of two vessels his company uses to transport technicians and equipment to offshore wind turbines for repairs and maintenance.  / COURTESY ATLANTIC WIND TRANSFERS

Persistence drives offshore wind vessel business

A specially equipped boat navigates turbulent seas, landing its rubber nose smack against the steel foundation of a monstrous offshore wind turbine, delivering technicians...

National Grid and Orsted prep for wind farm cable replacements this...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid and Orsted have begun mobilizing teams that will work this fall and winter to replace limited segments of the Block...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
POWER PLAYER: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, says Rhode Island businesses could play a big part in offshore wind power in the coming years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Orsted capitalizing on R.I.’s wind-farm experience

The large Danish renewable energy company Orsted swept into Rhode Island less than two years ago, acquiring Deepwater Wind LLC and its Block Island...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
PERMITTING DELAYS: The Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

Waiting on more offshore wind

Three major offshore wind projects are in various stages of complicated permitting processes in southern New England waters. Revolution Wind is a joint effort between...

State leaders tout opening of Orsted innovation hub

PROVIDENCE – State officials joined Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind on March 2 to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s innovation hub, touting it...
ORSTED, a global wind energy developer, has announced plans to locate a national innovation hub in Providence. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ERIC THAYER

Orsted to open innovation hub in Providence

NEWPORT – The global offshore wind developer that owns the Block Island Wind Farm today announced plans to open a United States Innovation Hub...

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