Final Report: RIWINDS Phase I: Wind Energy Siting Study

Rhode Island Economic Development Council (RIEDC)
Applied Technology and Management, LLC (ATM); Loria Emerging Energy Consulting, LLC; Maguire Group, Inc.; TRC Companies, Inc.; and Birch Tree Capital, LLC

The study evaluated the most viable areas for wind energy development and assessed the potential energy generation associated with these areas. The analysis also included feasibility level project cost estimates, and an evaluation of project financing arrangements. A total of 10 potential different offshore areas, covering 98 square miles, were identified, with a potential to produce over 6 million MWh of energy annually. Estimated capital cost per kW of capacity ranged from $96-$137/MW.

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2007
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