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.


Info for Mariners

To keep the wind farm up and running, we’ll be performing routine operations and maintenance activities at the project site. Be sure to check our Information for Mariners page for the latest information and notices.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The first offshore wind farm in the United States, the 30 megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm began commercial operations in December 2016.