block island wind farm http://ripr.org en Deepwater Wind Secures First Major Permit Approvals From RIDEM http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-secures-first-major-permit-approvals-ridem <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has granted Deepwater Wind its first set of major permit approvals for the Block Island Wind Farm. This marks a significant milestone for the project.</p><p>The DEM has deemed the wind farm and underwater transmission cable in compliance with state and federal water quality regulations. So it issued the company Water Quality Certificates. The DEM also issued a Freshwater Wetland permit for certain onshore construction activities.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:12:54 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 33273 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Secures First Major Permit Approvals From RIDEM Deepwater Wind Hearing Today On Block Island http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-hearing-today-block-island <p>A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will hold another hearing today on Deepwater Wind's permit application to build a wind farm off the coast of Block Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This is the second of three scheduled hearings this month.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:20:10 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29567 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Hearing Today On Block Island Deepwater Wind Awards Another Contract http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-awards-another-contract <p>Deepwater Wind has selected a Norwegian company to carry and install the turbines for the Block Island offshore wind farm project. This is the second contract Deepwater has awarded recently.</p><p>The Norwegian company, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, is supplying what’s called a <em>liftboat</em> to install the wind turbines. The liftboat, called the Bold Tern, has a large open deck and cranes robust enough to manage the weight and size of a wind turbine while at sea.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:19:50 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29159 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Awards Another Contract Deepwater Wind And Alstom Sign Major Agreement For Block Island Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-and-alstom-sign-major-agreement-block-island-wind-farm <p>Deepwater Wind selected the French company Alstom to supply its wind turbines for the Block Island offshore wind farm project.</p><p>According to a company press release, Deepwater Wind made an initial multi-million dollar payment to Alstom back in December, so that the French manufacturer could begin to build the turbines.</p><p>Alstom will supply Deepwater Wind with five 6 megawatt turbines, including tower sections for the wind farm. Construction of the turbines marks a major milestone for the project.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:53:45 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 28930 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind And Alstom Sign Major Agreement For Block Island Wind Farm CRMC Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Deepwater Wind's Permit Application http://ripr.org/post/crmc-subcommittee-hold-hearing-deepwater-winds-permit-application <p>A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will hold its first public hearing today on Deepwater Wind’s permit application to build an off-shore wind farm in Rhode Island waters.</p><p>The hearing is the first of two scheduled for this month.</p><p>Deepwater proposes to build a wind farm with five turbines, 3 miles southeast of Block Island, and an underwater transmission cable that would run from Block Island to the Rhode Island mainland.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 28569 at http://ripr.org CRMC Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Deepwater Wind's Permit Application CRMC Staff Report Has "No Objections" to Block Island Offshore Wind Farms http://ripr.org/post/crmc-staff-report-has-no-objections-block-island-offshore-wind-farms <p>The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council says it does not object with the wind farm projects off Block Island proposed by developer Deepwater Wind.</p><p></p><p>Four CRMC staff members shared this position, along with 17 recommended stipulations, in a <a href="http://www.crmc.ri.gov/samp_ocean/DWW_CRMC_Staff_Report_2014_0124.pdf">53-page staff report</a> earlier this week in advance of a public hearing on the project’s permit application next week.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:16:33 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 28400 at http://ripr.org CRMC Staff Report Has "No Objections" to Block Island Offshore Wind Farms Deepwater Wind Pulls Application for Cable Connecting Wind Farm to Narragansett http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-pulls-application-cable-connecting-wind-farm-narragansett <p>Deepwater Wind is looking for a new location to connect its offshore wind farm to the mainland. The original plan was to run a line from its Block Island wind farm to Narragansett’s Town Beach.</p><p>Residents complained about the plan, and the town council voted to suspend talks with Deepwater back in May. Deepwater Wind insisted that the lines would be buried ten feet underground. After meeting with residents back in June, Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski withdrew an application request on Friday.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:49:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 19554 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Pulls Application for Cable Connecting Wind Farm to Narragansett Deepwater Wind asks CRMC to waive application fee http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-asks-crmc-waive-application-fee <p></p><p></p><p>Deepwater Wind has asked the Coastal Resources Management Council to waive an application fee for the proposed Block Island Wind Farm.&nbsp; The application fee is steep.... $700,000.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:06:48 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9365 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind asks CRMC to waive application fee