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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:12 AM

Rhode Island Officials: Proposed Offshore Wind Farm Could Benefit Ratepayers

The project, known as Revolution Wind, would be built about 15 miles south of Rhode Islandís coast and could include up to 50 turbines. Thatís big enough to generate a quarter of all the electricity used in the state every year.

The project was originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, the company that led construction of the nationís first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Deepwater Wind has since been acquired by Dutch energy company ōrsted.

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources says Revolution Wind could help eliminate millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the electricity sector. And the average ratepayer could save 50 cents every month on their electric bill.

But the project is not a done deal. Over the next few months, state energy regulators will review the proposal of Revolution Wind before issuing any final approval.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. Do it. Good for the planet, good for the fish.

I read somwhere that the new turbines off block island have become a hazard to navigation- too many fishing boats going after the fish around the massive turbine foundations.

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