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Deepwater Wind is developing utility-scale wind farms in deep waters that will provide abundant clean energy. They are actively planning offshore wind projects to serve East Coast markets, including two in Rhode Island waters. These large wind farms will be generating power in the energy-constrained East Coast markets where power is commonly generated using fossil fuels and construction of new generation is difficult.
If you are in the area working on these innovative projects, stay with us at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown hotel. Our comfortable oversized guest rooms and studio and two room suites are the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s work. Amenities you’ll appreciate include free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and flat screen TV.
Block Island Wind Farm
The Block Island Wind Farm is a demonstration-scale offshore wind farm approximately three miles southeast of Block Island consisting of 5 turbines, located entirely in Rhode Island state waters. The wind farm will generate over 100,000 megawatt hours annually, supplying Block Island and exporting excess power to the mainland via the bi-directional Block Island Transmission System. Construction is slated to begin in 2013. The Block Island Wind Farm is on target to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm.
Deepwater Wind Energy Center (DWEC)
The Deepwater Wind Energy Center (DWEC) is the first of the “second generation” of offshore wind farms in the United States. It is larger, farther from shore, capable of producing cheaper electricity, and uses newer technology than offshore wind projects currently proposed in the United States. DWEC is planned as a 200 turbine project with an approximate nameplate capacity of 1,000 MW. DWEC is located in southern Rhode Island Sound, with most turbines located more than 20 miles from the mainland.
Visit the Deepwater Wind website for more information on their wind farm projects.
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