Environment
3:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Deepwater Wind formalizes plan to bury Narragansett Transmission Line

Deepwater Wind has formalized plans to bury a transmission line underneath the town beach parking lot in Narragansett. The wind energy developer sent a revised plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In the letter, Deepwater wrote the change was specifically due to feedback from town residents. The transmission line would connect the proposed Block Island Wind Farm to the power grid. Burying the cable will likely disrupt traffic during its construction. This change reverts the plan back to an earlier version. The Narragansett Town Council will meet with Deepwater officials to discuss the transmission line in a public meeting on June 26th.