US Offshore Wind Fact Sheet via @greentechmedia
There are thirteen U.S. offshore wind projects in ten states on the Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico coasts, representing 5,100-plus megawatts. None of the projects have started construction.Here's an update on the status of those projects:
- Cape Wind: The fully permitted 468-megawatt project is planned for construction in Massachusetts’ Nantucket Sound by the end of 2013. It has PPAs for 77.5 percent of its nameplate capacity and the state is investing in port facilities.
- Block Island: Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt pilot project off Rhode Island’s Block Island has a PPA for 100 percent of its output and is now going through the permitting and approvals process. Construction could begin by the end of 2013.
- Wind Energy Center: Deepwater Wind’s proposed 1,000-megawatt project, twenty miles out to sea between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has a lease application pending with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
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