The Skipjack Wind Farm will generate 120 megawatts of clean, renewable energy for Maryland’s Eastern Shore using America’s most innovative wind turbines. The project will help the state meet its clean-energy and emission-reduction goals in an affordable way, and it’s the right size project for Maryland as it enters America’s growing offshore wind industry.
At 17 to 20 miles off the coast of Ocean City, the project is located “over the horizon” and won’t impact views from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Our 15 turbines help to meet the State of Maryland’s self-established goals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. All of our electrical cables will be buried deep beneath the beach and existing roads.
The cost of offshore wind has come down significantly in recent years due to rapid technological advancements. By using the latest technology, the Skipjack Wind Farm will among the most cost-effective new clean energy sources for Maryland, delivering power at a price significantly lower than the price cap authorized by state law.
America is moving toward a renewable energy future, and Maryland can help lead the way. Deepwater Wind’s new Skipjack Wind Farm will be built by America’s leading offshore wind developer, and the only company to have successfully developed offshore wind energy in the U.S.
When completed, the Skipjack Wind Farm will consist of 15 advanced offshore wind turbines able to generate 120 megawatts of the world’s cleanest and most efficient energy, and a state-of-the-art electric transmission system buried beneath the ocean floor that will deliver that energy directly to the Eastern Shore.
The project was proposed in response to Maryland’s Offshore Wind Act of 2013 and is designed on the premise that renewable energy can be a reliable and cost-effective solution to meeting modern electricity challenges. At the right size, in the right location, the Skipjack Wind Farm can help Maryland meet its clean-energy goals in an affordable way.
Depending on the schedule for permitting, construction is planned to begin in 2021, with the wind farm commencing operations in 2022.
Deepwater Wind Plans Offshore Wind Farm to Serve Maryland
Skipjack Wind Farm Will Deliver Affordable Offshore Wind Energy Far Below State Estimates, Saving Ratepayers Millions of Dollars Ocean City, Md. – November 22, 2016 – America’s leading offshore wind company Deepwater Wind today announced plans for the Skipjack Wind Farm, a new offshore wind f...Read More