DOI Marks Step in Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

July 29, 2015

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management celebrateda “steel in the water” milestone in Rhode Island for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The steel is part of the foundation for the wind farm which is scheduled to be online in 2016.

Deepwater Wind is constructing a five-turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm in Rhode Island state waters about three nautical miles southeast of Block Island. At 589 feet …read more

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