Environment
8:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

CRMC Subcommittee To Hold Last Public Hearing For Deepwater Wind

A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council set the final public hearing to discuss Deepwater Wind’s proposed ocean wind farm for today. 

The CRMC hold one last meeting on the proposal to install a wind farm off the coast of Block Island.
Credit Bradley Campbell / RIPR

The subcommittee in charge of these hearings has set aside six hours for public comments.  They may also ask Deepwater Wind some final questions to help them decide whether to recommend the project to the CRMC for approval.

The full council will consider these hearings, the subcommittee’s recommendation, and staff report before it votes on the project.

If the council approves Deepwater Wind’s plan, the offshore energy developer would build five 6 megawatt wind turbines off Block Island, and an underwater transmission cable connecting the island to the Narragansett.

The CRMC has not set a timetable for its decision.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Institute Auditorium at URI’s Bay Campus.

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