Ørsted Continues to Expand Offshore Wind In New England
Ørsted, a New England Council Member, continues to expand the development of offshore wind energy in New England.
The company established itself in Rhode Island in 2018, merging with Deepwater Wind LLC and acquiring the Block Island wind farm—the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. Ørsted is currently working on 4 wind projects off of New England’s southern coast, including the Revolution Wind Project. The project will generate an estimated 400 megawatts of electricity for the state of Rhode Island. Ørsted is also looking to acquire new ports in North Kingstown to involve experienced businesses in the project.
“There are over 30 Rhode Island businesses that can rightfully take credit for participating in the development of America’s first [offshore] wind farm,” Matthew Morrissey, head of the Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Power markets in the Northeast reports. “What that means is there is a learning and an early stage of sophistication that’s developed on the part of these companies that participated that other markets don’t have.”
The New England Council commends Ørsted on their work to provide clean, renewable energy for our region. The Providence Business Journal reports.