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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.
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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 – The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on May 28 unanimously approved a 20-year “power purchase” agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and DWW...

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...
THE SITE that was formerly the Brayton Point coal power plant is expected to be the host of a 1,200 megawatt high-voltage, direct-current converter for offshore wind projects. Above, the Brayton Point site before the plant was decommissioned in 2017. The plant's cooling towers have since been demolished. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.

Brayton Point planned for wind energy substation and battery center

SOMERSET – The former Brayton Point coal plant site is expected to be home to a 1,200-megawatt, high-voltage, direct-current converter substation to serve the...
RHODE ISLAND SECRETARY OF COMMECE Stefan Pryor visited England and Denmark this week to promote Rhode Island as a launching pad for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy industry. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pryor pens R.I. wind energy agreements in Europe

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor penned agreements this week in Europe designed to make Rhode Island a focal point in the...
COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT OPERATORS in Massachusetts are arguing that offshore wind energy projects are being planned without due consideration of their impact on marine life and fishing grounds. Massachusetts fishermen currently are trying to reach a compensation agreement with offshore wind company Vineyard Wind. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE

Mass. commercial fishermen decry offshore wind projects’ pace

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of Massachusetts commercial fishermen claims New England is not prepared for a cluster of wind-energy farms planned off the Cape...
ORSTED AND EVERSOURCE, owners of the proposed Revolution Wind farm, pledged $4.5 million for higher education programs and wind energy supply chain programs in Rhode Island. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Orsted and Eversource commit additional $4.5M to wind sector training/supply chain...

PROVIDENCE – Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution...
THE MASS. DPU has approved the power purchase agreements between the Vineyard Wind project and electric distributors in Massachusetts. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Mass. DPU approves Vineyard Wind PPA

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Public Utilities approved both power purchase agreements between distribution companies and Vineyard Wind LLC Tuesday, taking the state...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM was designed to be the first of many such offshore wind energy projects designed and built in Rhode Island. But it is no longer clear if that will be the case. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Do you care if Rhode Island has a large-scale wind-energy production...

More than a decade ago, former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri proposed making Rhode Island the leader in developing offshore wind energy. The Block Island...
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. 
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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...
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