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Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...
PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.
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Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...

Researchers conducting seafloor survey for proposed offshore wind projects

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A multimillion-dollar ocean-floor survey is being conducted off the Rhode Island coast in preparation for the South Fork Wind Farm and...
THURSDAY, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other business community leaders announced WindWinRI. A $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant, the program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative...
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...
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...
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.
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Urbach connecting NK businesses to opportunity

Kristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce for three years. She’s quickly made her mark as a strong...
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....
DEEPWATER WIND LLC has proposed to build a 144-megawatt wind farm and 40 megawatt-hour battery storage system called "Revolution Wind" to serve Massachusetts. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND LLC

Deepwater Wind proposes building 144MW offshore wind project for Massachusetts

Updated, 9:36 a.m., Aug. 2 NEW BEDFORD – Looking to expand its offshore wind operations, Deepwater Wind LLC has proposed building a 144-megawatt wind farm...
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