Shortly after the announcement made by the Obama administration, which supports the offshore wind-power development, Deepwater Wind Energy has great plans regarding the building of a “Wind Energy Center” that according to the company would supply electricity for several East Coast states.
Deepwater Wind Energy also stated that more than 200 offshore wind turbines would be assembled in southern Rhode Island Sound. The turbines will be capable of generating around 1,000 MW of clean energy, most of them being located in deep waters (20-25 miles from the coastline).
As officials said, the northeastern United States now has one of the largest renewable energy projects ever proposed.
“This ‘second generation’ of offshore wind farms will be larger and farther from shore, and will produce lower priced power, using more advanced technology than the offshore projects announced to date. We expect the offshore wind industry in the United States to follow the European experience, where a more mature industry is building larger projects farther from shore,” Deepwater Wind CEO William M. Moore said in a press release.
Southern New England and eastern Long Island will be connected by a regional offshore transmission network called the New England-Long Island Interconnector (NELI) which allows the electricity generated to go to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
The company also said that unlike any offshore wind farm in the United States, its project would help produce energy at a lower price, having the advantage of the stronger winds farther offshore.