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AQUANIS RECEIVED a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of using electrical plasma actuators to reduce the aerodynamic stress on wind turbine blades. Above, Aquanis founder and CEO Neal Fine. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis receives $3.5M federal grant to further wind turbine research

PROVIDENCE – Aquanis Inc. of East Greenwich will receive a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of “active aerodynamic load control for...
THE CLOSING OF THE BRAYTON POINT power plant by owner Energy Capital Partners is part of a projected shortfall of electricity generating capacity that ISO-New England expects will increase prices in New England for power consumers.  / COURTESY DOMINION RESOURCES INC.

With demolition underway, Brayton Point rebranded for wind energy industry

PROVIDENCE – Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, the retired Brayton Point Power Station is being remodeled into a logistics port,...
HANDS-ON APPROACH: Chris Waterson, left, general manager of Waterson Terminal Services at the Port of Providence, speaks with Gabriel Spych, services supervisor. In the background is the Nikos N, out of Chennai, India, carrying hand-cut cobblestones from India. Waterson said every WTS customer receives hands-on management on a day-to-day basis.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adaptability yields growth

Waterson Terminal Services LLC formed less than a decade ago, a new company that combined the business interests of two previous founders and worked...

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...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S tariffs are expected to increase the cost of wind energy in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Trump’s import tariffs will make U.S. wind power more expensive

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the United States wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power.Tariffs on...
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...
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...

Five Questions With: David Hunter

In his early years on Wall Street, David Hunter developed an expertise in energy investing and was an early financier to invest in wind...
DEEPWATER WIND was selected by Rhode Island to build a 400 megawatt wind farm based on the company's response to a Massachusetts RFP. Massachusetts selected Vineyard Wind for an 800 megawatt project. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

R.I. selects Deepwater for 400 MW wind farm

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been selected by Rhode Island to build a 400-megawatt offshore wind farm called the Revolution Wind project, which...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM, developed by Deepwater Wind, was the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Biggest problem for U.S. offshore wind: Ports are too small

NEW YORK - U.S. offshore wind developers have a space problem.Giant windmills with rotors that can stretch as high as 600 feet above the ocean’s...
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