FOURTH COMMERCIAL-SCALE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT APPROVED IN THE US!Industry News
The Orsted-Eversource Energy 704MW Revolution Wind project off the coast of Rhode Island has been approved by the Department of Interior today.
The project will be a 50/50 join venture together with Orsted and Eversource as they deliver clean, reliable, energy to Connecticut and Rhode Island through offshore wind.
This will be the department's fourth approval of a commercial-scale offshore wind project as it joins Vineyard, South Fork, and Ocean Wind 1 across the rest of the US.
Dan Hardy, Orsted’s Group EVP and CEO Americas said “Revolution Wind will be key to Rhode Island and Connecticut's clean energy future, and we’re grateful for the leadership from the Biden Administration, as well as our state partners and federal delegations, to grow the region’s offshore wind sector.
With the federal Record of Decision, we now advance Revolution Wind to the construction phase, bringing good-paying jobs to hundreds of local union construction workers, keeping local ports busy with assembly, and marshalling activities and further growing the local supply chain. We're excited to get to work building this important project."
Located just 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast, and 32 miles southeast of Connecticut, the site will operate under its preferred Alternative G identification, with 65 wind turbines and two offshore substations being developed across the lease area.
The development of the site is another positive step for the goal of 30GW of offshore capacity, leading the way to a more prosperous and sustainable clean energy future.
This morning the Biden-Harris administration announced the approval of the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind project, a joint venture between Equinor and BP - Empire Wind. Located 15-30 miles south of Long Island, Empire Wind will hold 130+ wind turbines across the lease area of two facilities. The project will have a total capacity of 2,076 megawatts of clean, renewable energy that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) estimates could power more than 700,000 homes each year.
Bidenomics and the President’s Investing in America agenda are growing the American economy from the middle out and bottom up – from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to driving over half a trillion dollars in new private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States, to creating good-paying jobs and building a clean energy economy that will combat the climate crisis and make our communities more resilient.
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