US Cape Wind project found to pose no risk to aviation
Aug 16, 2012 - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday said that after completing an aeronautical study it had determined that the proposed 130-turbine Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast posed no risk to air navigation.
The wind farm in Nantucket Sound is being developed by US company Energy Management Inc.
According to a statement on the project's website, this is the fourth Determination of No Hazard to be issued by the FAA to Cape Wind since the agency started reviewing the planned development in 2002. In February this year, the FAA issued a Public Notice, stating that the project does not exceed obstruction standards, and announced a public comment period which closed on March 17.
Energy Management says Cape Wind is the first US offshore wind farm that has obtained all needed federal and state approvals, a commercial lease, as well as an endorsed construction and operations plan. Having secured power purchase agreements for more than three quarters of its output, the project has entered its financing stage.