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May 9, 2021

Firm: Build wind farm over the horizon

A Rhode Island company in the running to deliver new blocks of energy to LIPA has a solution to the problem that has dogged wind-energy projects on Long Island: place its giant turbines deep in the waters off southern New England so that they would not be visible from shore.

Officials at Deepwater Wind said Thursday they responded to a recently closed bidding process by LIPA that includes an offer of up to 600 megawatts of power from a proposed 150-200-turbine wind plant in waters closer to Martha’s Vineyard than to Montauk. Deepwater Wind has already applied for a lease in the area of the Atlantic that will house the wind farm, which could also feed power to Rhode Island, Connecticut and southern Massachusetts. Read more…[requires an account]