PROVIDENCE – National Grid has submitted a proposal to the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to construct the transmission system for the Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm, instead of purchasing the completed system from Deepwater Wind as in previous plans.
Recent news about a $2.5 billion investment in England by Statoil, the giant Norwegian energy company, has reminded people that Maine kicked the company out of the state. But the real meaning of the state’s action has been greatly underrated. The move was an epic error.
While people in the state’s business community were disappointed by Wednesday’s news that Maine Aqua Ventus will not receive a $47 million federal grant to develop its offshore wind energy project, many immediately began looking for a silver lining in the U.S. Department of Energy’s decision.
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers has approved the sale of Deepwater Wind’s cable transmission system for the five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm to National Grid for $9.5 million, according to an order by the state agency Wednesday
WASHINGTON — Members of Maine’s congressional delegation have been actively involved in promoting the University of Maine’s offshore wind turbine project, directly lobbying top energy officials and luring them to the state for personal tours of the research facilities