In May, America’s first off-shore wind power installation, Deepwater Wind, will go online in tiny Rhode Island. Around 30MWs of power will be generated by the five turbine wind farm.
Debbie and I lived in Newport for years, and the winds are constant and strong. There aren’t many places in the country that can match Rhode Island’s wind resource potential.
To build on the success of Deepwater Wind, Rhode Island’s governor Gina Raimondo has announced her intention to take the state’s “clean energy generation capacity to 1,000 MW by the end of 2020 from about 100 MW in 2016.”
Renewable Now’s Ivan Shumkov reports:
In order to achieve the new “1,000 by ’20” goal, Rhode Island will utilise a broad range of clean energy resources, including offshore and onshore wind as well as solar power, according to the announcement.
“Because of the investments we’ve made and with partnerships across the state, we will increase the amount of clean energy in Rhode Island by 1,000 percent and we’ll double our green economy workforce,” the governor commented.
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