Deepwater Wind Proposes Offshore Wind Farm and Storage System
NEC member Deepwater Wind is proposing the world’s largest offshore wind farm and energy storage project that combined, could supply energy to more than 100,000 homes in Massachusetts.
The proposal was in response to the Commonwealth’s (Request for Proposals) RFP on increasing clean energy production in the state. Deepwater Wind proposed three separately sized wind farms with a battery storage system provided by Tesla that would ensure power to Massachusetts citizens regardless of wind strength. The farm, called Revolution Wind, would be built about 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and construction would provide hundreds of jobs for people in the state. Last year, Deepwater Wind completed the first offshore wind farm in the United States and this proposed wind farm and battery storage project would be the largest in the world.
“Revolution Wind is flexible and scalable. That’s a serious advantage of offshore wind – we can build to the exact size utilities need,” Deepwater Wind Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Grybowski said. “We can build a larger project if other New England states want to participate now or we can start smaller to fit into the region’s near-term energy gaps. And our pricing at any size will be very competitive with the alternatives.”
The New England Council commends Deepwater Wind and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on their commitment to meeting the region’s energy needs. Read more in the Providence Journal and in Deepwater Wind’s press release.