Offshore Wind Farm Enters Service, a U.S. FirstEngineering360 News Desk | December 14, 2016
The Block Island Wind Farm started commercial operation on December 12, making Deepwater Wind’s 30 MW system the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the U.S. power grid.
Energy produced from the wind farm 3 miles (4.8 km) off the coast of Block Island, RI, is linked to the New England grid by National Grid’s new sea2shore submarine transmission cable system.
Deepwater Wind completed construction on the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm in August.
GE Renewable Energy supplied the project’s five 6 MW Haliade turbines and put the wind farm through its paces during the four-month testing period.