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  • 25 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Wind turbine maintenance company GEV Wind Power will make Rhode Island the home of its US headquarters. GEV will create approximately 125 jobs consisting of blade technicians, support staff and management. “Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and I’m thrilled that GEV Wind Power is choosing our state for its U.S. headquarters,” said […]

  • 1 September 2015

    The 2015 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report states that Rhode Island’s clean energy economy currently supports nearly 10,000 jobs and suggests that the state is expected to add approximately 1,600 new clean energy jobs over the next year. The report, funded by the OER in partnership with Commerce RI and produced by BW Research […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved Ørsted and Eversource’s long-term power contract with National Grid for the 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind project. According to Ørsted, the 400MW offshore wind farm will power more than 270,000 homes in Rhode Island, which is circa 25% of the state’s total electricity use. National Grid filed for […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education, Vessels

    Rhode Island’s Governor Gina Raimondo has announced her Vision for Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Future – a second-term plan to position this US East Coast state as the epicentre of North America’s nascent offshore wind economy.

  • 8 January 2019

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has obtained additional federal consistency oversight regarding offshore wind development projects in the federal waters off its coast, as well as that of Massachusetts.  The CRMC has been granted this jurisdiction expansion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a new Geographic Location Description (GLD 2018) […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The State of Rhode Island has selected Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based clean energy developer, to construct a new, 400-megawatt offshore wind farm.

  • 18 May 2015

    Rhode Island Fast Ferry has signed a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for Block Island offshore wind farm. As part of the charter agreement Atlantic Wind Transfers, Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s subsidiary, will invest over $4 million to build the vessel and provide training to meet the needs of the Block Island Wind Farm. […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid has filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from Ørsted’s 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The contract price for energy and environmental attributes is a fixed, nominal price of US 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (US 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2017 […]

  • 24 August 2011
    Authorities, R&D

      Deepwater Wind hailed the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee that the federal leasing and permitting process for a utility-scale offshore wind farm in Rhode Island Sound is moving forward. “The announcement is great news not only for […]

  • 24 February 2012

    After securing an important go-ahead from federal officials, Rhode Island is set to take a critical step toward developing commercial offshore wind programs through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Smart from the Start” offshore wind energy initiative. Today, Friday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. , Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, the Chairman […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    UK wind turbine maintenance company Boston Energy will make Rhode Island the home of its US operations, the Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced. The Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has also approved Boston Energy to receive tax credits under the Qualified Jobs Tax Credit program for up to USD 86,625 a year for ten […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline have announced over $1.6 million in federal funding from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program. Rhode Island Sea Grant will use the funds to continue work on the state’s Shellfish Management Plan. In […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

  • 10 June 2013

    Energy Ocean International will be host to the United States Senator for Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, who will kick-off the 10th Annual Conference at 9:45 a.m. EST on Monday, June 10th. The Energy Ocean International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 10-12, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island, has been […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Ready 4 Offshore Wind, a project led by the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind, has been selected to receive a part of a USD 1.6 million funding from the Rhode Island government. The project is among 12 partnerships announced by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and Governor Gina M. Raimondo to receive implementation grants […]

  • 25 July 2011

    NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. joined Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and other national and state leaders today to recognize the pioneering Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). This new, innovative ocean management plan improves state review processes and policies to facilitate the development of […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

    Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed the Office of Energy Resources to work with the state’s utilities to issue a procurement for up to 400MW of clean energy by this summer.

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Deepwater Wind will invest USD 250 million locally for its Revolution Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, US, including a USD 40 million private investment in Rhode Island ports ProvPort and Quonset Point.

  • 23 April 2019
    Training & Education

    Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, owners of the Revolution Wind project, have pledged USD 4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development in Rhode Island. The funding will be invested locally, with USD 3 million dedicated for higher education around offshore wind programs led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), which […]

  • 5 June 2013

    Deepwater Wind has issued the following statement on U.S. Department of The Interior’s final sale notice for offshore wind energy off Rhode Island and Massachusetts shores: “We are pleased that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proceeding with the leasing process and that BOEM took into account the concerns raised by the State […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      A Rhode Island Supreme Court paves the way for Deepwater Wind to advance the permitting and development of its planned Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on track to be the first offshore wind farm in the nation. The Supreme Court upheld Deepwater Wind’s power purchase agreement with National Grid for the renewable energy […]

  • 20 September 2013

    To commemorate the country’s first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell held a lease signing ceremony for the Wind Energy Area. Last month Deepwater Wind New England won an auction for two areas offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts, totaling to 164,750 acres for offshore wind development. The […]

  • 21 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Rhode Island is struggling with a decision to allow Deepwater Wind LLC to build and operate offshore wind power plants. The State’s Public… [mappress] Source: thestreet, May 20, 2010;

  • 15 August 2011

    U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, and U.S. Representative David Cicilline announced that U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will travel to Rhode Island on August 17 to discuss the economic benefits and job creation opportunities of offshore […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Vineyard Wind has formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which includes a direct passage through the middle of the company’s 800MW offshore wind lease area.

  • 28 July 2015

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper joined Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the state’s congressional delegation and representatives of Deepwater Wind – the project developers – in celebrating an historic “steel in the water” milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind […]