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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 purchase price 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...
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...
THE R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL voted to approve Vineyard Wind's Consistency Certification Application and proceed with the process for building its 800-megawatt project in water south of Martha's Vineyard.

CRMC approves Vineyard Wind project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council voted unanimously to approve Vineyard Wind’s Consistency Certification Application at a meeting Tuesday evening, deciding that...

State officials to vote Tuesday on Vineyard Wind project

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is scheduled Tuesday to vote whether Vineyard Wind’s proposed 84-turbine offshore wind energy farm –...
NATIONAL GRID has submitted its contract with Orsted for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind to the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid submits Revolution Wind contract for review

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has signed a contract with Orsted US Offshore Wind for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind and...
NEW ENGLAND's annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a power supply surplus for the 2022-2023 season. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

N.E. power supply auction closes with lower prices and a power...

PROVIDENCE – New England’s annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a...
URGENT NEED: R.I. Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant said the state is pursuing offshore wind and other clean- and renewable-energy sources with “a sense of urgency” in an effort to achieve a savings for the Rhode Island consumer, who is subject to the some of the nation’s highest electricity prices.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘Urgency’ grows for offshore wind projects

The stakes are rising fast in the fledgling offshore wind-energy industry, as companies jockey for position in the waters from Cape Cod to the...

Fishermen to vote Jan. 28 on $6.2M offer from Vineyard Wind...

NARRAGANSETT – Vineyard Wind LLC has offered a compensation plan to fishermen for revenue lost as a result of its 84-turbine offshore wind facility,...
OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT lease rights for 390,000 acres of federal tracts south of Martha's Vineyard was auctioned for a record $405 million. Above the Block Island Wind Farm. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Mass. wind-farm site spurs record $405M bids

NEW YORK - Three companies bid a record-shattering $405 million to nab United States rights to build offshore wind farms near Massachusetts on Friday,...
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