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The Block Island Wind Farm is a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm to be located approximately three miles southeast of Block Island consisting of 5 turbines. The wind farm will be located entirely in Rhode Island state waters. The wind farm will generate over 125,000 megawatt hours annually, enough to power over 17,000 homes. Power will be exported to the mainland electric grid via the 21-mile, bi-directional Block Island Transmission System, a submarine cable proposed to make landfall in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
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Deepwater Wind plans to begin offshore installation in the summer of 2015, with the project operational by the end of 2016.
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