The Haliade 150 6 MW turbines from Alstom will be used for the Block Island Wind Farm. This fact sheet provides technical details on the turbine.
Recommended best practices address three major areas relevant to the offshore wind project approval process: 1) structural reliability; 2) manufacturing and fabrication, construction and installation, and qualification testing; and, 3) safety of equipment, operation and inspection, and decommissioning.
Overview of offshore wind cost of energy and opportunities for cost reduction.
Fact sheet for the proposed Deepwater Wind Energy Center, which would consist of 160 offshore wind turbines located 30 miles east of Long Island, New York (nameplate capacity 900 MW), as well as a 98-mile, 600 MW submarine transmission line connecting the wind farm and Long Island to southeastern New England.
Statoil's proposed term sheet for a 20-year contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project (nameplate capacity of 12MW). Statoil estimates that project suppliers will employ approximately 150 full-time jobs in Maine during peak construction, and commits to spend at least 40% of capital and operations & maintenance (O&M) expenditures in Maine.
In this order, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issues its interpretation of the rate impact limitation provision regarding competitive solicitation of proposals for long-term contracts from deepwater offshore wind energy or tidal energy demonstration projects.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) solicits comments on a non-confidential redacted version of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.
The supplemental comments respond to comments submitted by the Governor's Office of Energy Independence (OEIS) and the Industrial Energy Consumers' Group (IECG).
The letter and accompanying attachments detail Statoil's support of the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC's) approval of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.
The Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) recommends eliminating the statutory goal of 2,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2015, but retaining the statutory goals of 3,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2020 (including 300 MW from offshore wind sources) and 8,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2030 (including 5,000 MW from offshore wind sources) until a comprehensive reasssessment can be completed.