Deepwater Wind Announces Details of Wind Farm Project

(PL) NOW AT NOON — A BIG ROUND OF HIRING AHEAD IN RHODE ISLAND NEW JOBS ARE EXPECTED AFTER A RHODE ISLAND CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPER — DEEPWATER WIND — WAS SELECTED LAST WEEK TO BUILD A BIG OFFSHORE WIND FARM EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER JARED PLINER WAS THERE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING AND BRINGS US MORE LIVE IN PROVIDENCE Some details provided today Others have yet to be released

Today's formal announcement at water's edge at the Port of Providence Where Deepwater Wind says components built both locally and out of state would come to be loaded on to vessels down the road But now the important numbers Deepwater says over 800 construction jobs 50 permanent ones

The project – 10 times larger than the Block Island one that began running in 2016 Up to 50 offshore wind turbines this time located about midway between Block Island and the Vineyard In federal lease waters An enormous question – how much will this wind power cost the consumer The Block Island rates are pricey

Beginning at 24 cents a kilowatt hour, and increasing Here's all that Deepwater CEO Jeff Grybowski was willing to say today: Jeff Grybowski CEO, Deepwater Wind "Dramatically lower than the last price" Jared: And why is that? Jeff: It's really because of two things One, this project is dramatically larger So with scale, costs come down

And the technology is just advancing rapidly Turbines are bigger, they're more efficient And that efficiency allows us to drop the cost dramatically" Grybowski says more information on rates to come – once the company negotiates with Natl Grid As for timeline – the hope is to begin work in 2020 for operation in 2023

JP EWN (PL)

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