CRMC Working to Decide on Block Island OWF Approval

CRMC Working to Decide on Block Island OWF Approval

A subcommittee of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) will hold a workshop on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island offshore wind project on April 3, when it will decide whether to approve the project.

“At this workshop, the Subcommittee will render a recommendation of its findings of all the hearing and testimony presented at the 3 hearings,” the Subcommittee informed.

The final decision will be made by the full Council, to which the Subcommittee will forward its recommendation later on.

The Block Island offshore wind farm has a capacity of 30 megawatt (MW), comprising five 6MW wind turbines. The transmission link comprises a subsea cable route 20 miles long (approximately 32 kilometers) from the offshore wind farm to Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, where it would make landfall.


Offshore WIND Staff, March 28, 2014; Image: Deepwater Wind