Deepwater launches 200-MW bid in Connecticut offshore wind RfP
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Deepwater Wind has offered to supply 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its 400-MW Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepwater said on Tuesday it participated in a recent Request for Proposals (RfP) for offshore wind projects in Connecticut. The RfP, which closed on April 2, also attracted a bid from Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) for a 200-MW project near the coast of New London.
Deepwater’s Revolution Wind project calls for the construction of a wind farm of up to 400 MW in a federal lease site between Montauk, New York, and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The developer, which has also applied for a smaller 200-MW conforming project, has already launched a proposal to supply power to Massachusetts. It said that for Connecticut the scheme could be either developed as a standalone or as an expansion project.
The Revolution offshore complex could be paired with FirstLight Power’s 1,168-MW Northfield Mountain pumped-storage facility to allow it to act like a baseload resource. It will be linked to a proposed offshore transmission network that will be developed under a partnership with National Grid Ventures. Construction on the wind farm, which Deepwater says will serve as a regional energy centre, could start in 2022, with completion in 2023.
Deepwater is the developer of America's first offshore wind farm, the 30-MW Block Island, which went live in December 2016. Apart from Revolution Wind, it is also working on the 90-MW South Fork wind project off Long Island.
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