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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...
JEFFREY GRYBOWSKI is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND LLC

Grybowski to step down from Orsted U.S. role

PROVIDENCE – Jeffery Grybowksi, Co-CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, is stepping down from his position Wednesday. Grybowski is the founder of Deepwater Wind LLC,...
DOMINION ENERGY began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia this week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

America’s second offshore wind farm is now under construction

NEW YORK – Dominion Energy Inc. began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia, marking the start...
A FRESH BREEZE: With state approval of the power-purchase agreement for the Revolution Wind project, Rhode Island is one step closer to having a utility-scale wind farm to go along with the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above.

The future of energy starts now off Rhode Island’s shores

Nearly 11 years after Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and his administration chose Deepwater Wind to be the developer of Rhode Island’s first large-scale offshore...

Rhode Island approves state’s first major offshore wind energy contract

PROVIDENCE – State regulators Tuesday approved what was described as a historically significant agreement in the movement away from fossil fuels, clearing the way...
MAKING HER MARK: Kristin Urbach, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, at the NORAD facility on Davisville Road in North Kingstown. NORAD is one of dozens of North Kingstown Chamber member manufacturers.

Urbach connecting NK businesses to opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE | Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Kristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of...
THE R.I OER, R.I. DEM AND COMMERCE RI endorsed the Revolution Wind Farm and the contract between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted in advisory opinions Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

OER, DEM and Commerce RI support Revolution Wind contract in advisory...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management filed advisory opinions on the...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...
SPINNING NOWHERE? The Block Island Wind Farm may have been the first offshore energy project to start operations in the United States, but the benefits that it promised Rhode Island have yet to materialize. 

Is R.I. going to see the promise of wind energy blow...

The Block Island Wind Farm is a rightful point of pride for Rhode Island. The first offshore wind-energy project installed and doing what it...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 

Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

Revolution Wind, developed jointly by Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, is expected to supply enough wind-generated electricity to fill nearly one-quarter of the...

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