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WHILE IT IS THE ONLY CURRENTLY operating wind energy facility in the United States, the Block Island Wind Farm is just the first of many, according to the latest U.S. Department of Energy report. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal reports: Wind energy market gains momentum

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to clean energy, the answer is increasingly blowing in the wind – and Rhode Island is playing its part...
VINEYARD WIND, the Massachusetts wind project to be built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will provide electricity at an average price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour in 2017 dollars over the course of a 20-year contract, significantly less than previous wind cost estimates or offerings. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm operated by Deepwater Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER

Vineyard Wind project energy costs less than from conventional sources

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, the wholesale price of electricity (including renewable energy certificates) to be generated by the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project was...
A PORTION of the sea2shore transmission cable that connects Block Island's power grid to the mainland, and transmits the electricity generated by the Block Island Wind Farm as well, has become exposed in shallow water off the shore of Town Beach. Officials are meeting with National Grid to discuss solutions. / COURTESY DEEPWATER LLC

Block Island Times: sea2shore wind farm transmission cable exposed near shore

NEW SHOREHAM – The sea2shore transmission cable for the Block Island Wind Farm project, which was installed by National Grid Rhode Island, is exposed...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...
JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...

PowerDocks wins innovation award

NEWPORT – PowerDocks LLC has won the 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry Innovation of the Year Award for its BlueIsles Solar Microgrid Dock,...
POWERDOCKS LLC has been awared the Innovation of the Year Award at the 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo and Conference. From left, Chris Fagan, principal of PowerDocks, Anthony Baro, managing partner of PowerDocks. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PowerDocks wins Innovation of the Year award

NEWPORT – PowerDocks LLC has won the 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry Innovation of the Year Award for its BlueIsles Solar Microgrid Dock,...
THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS Initiative completed its 40th auction, selling carbon dioxide allowances for a clearing price of $4.02, generating a total of $55.4 million for the nine participating states. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

RGGI sells $55.4M in CO2 allowances at 40th auction

PROVIDENCE – The nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. auctioned 13.7 million carbon dioxide allowances at...
DEEPWATER WIND'S Revolution Wind project will also include 200 MW of generating capacity for Connecticut in addition to Rhode Island's 400 MW capacity. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Deepwater Wind to add 200MW for Conn. at Revolution Wind site

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been chosen by Connecticut to provide 200 megawatts of energy from the company’s Revolution Wind project, the Conn....

New R.I. wind project expected to create 800 construction jobs, 50...

PROVIDENCE – The Revolution Wind project is expected to create 50 permanent jobs for Rhode Island and 800 direct construction jobs, Gov. Gina M....
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