RWE, National Grid name US offshore wind JV

The 630-MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm. Image by RWE AG.

March 9 (Renewables Now) - RWE Renewables and National Grid Plc (NYSE:NGG) today named their US offshore wind developing joint venture Community Offshore Wind, reiterating they plan to deliver a multi-gigawatt project in the New York Bight toward the end of the decade.

The renewables unit of German energy major RWE AG (ETR:RWE) previously announced that its joint venture Bight Wind LLC had won the largest lease area (OCS-A 0539) in the New York Bight auction with a bid of USD 1.1 billion (EUR 0.997).

The RWE unit said that the secured area has the potential to host 3 GW of offshore wind power generating capacity, which would be enough to supply 1.1 million US households.

The partnership between RWE and National Grid will utilise the German company’s experience across the entire value chain associated with the offshore wind segment and the utility’s local expertise in the Northeast and its experience developing large-scale infrastructure projects across the US and UK.

RWE recently completed the installation of all turbines for the 857-MW Triton Knoll wind farm off the English Coast and is currently building the 342-MW Kaskasi wind park off the German island Heligoland and the 1.4-GW Sofia complex.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.906)

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