Good Jobs

All told, more than 300 local workers were involved with building the Block Island Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind used four Rhode Island ports – at Block Island, Galilee, Quonset Point and ProvPort – to complete construction and staging.

Clean Energy

Connecting Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time – reliable, renewable energy that will reduce island electric rates by an estimated 40 percent and diversify Rhode Island’s power supply.


Healthy Communities

No longer will this beautiful island community have to rely on diesel energy. The Block Island Wind Farm will reduce harmful emissions and provide clean energy for one of America’s Last Great Places.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The first offshore wind farm in the United States, the 30 megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm is scheduled to be online in 2016. Soon, the Block Island Wind Farm will not only supply most of Block Island’s power, but also reduce air pollution across southern New England for years to come.

Visit Block Island Wind Farm Construction Activities for more information!