Tue August 24, 2010
Appeals filed over Deepwater, National Grid wind deal
By Flo Jonic
Providence, R.I. – An environmental group and two companies have filed Supreme Court appeals, challenging the purchase price for electricity generated by the proposed Block Island wind farm.
The companies, Toray Plastics and Polytop Corporation - filed a joint appeal. Their major concern is that the cost they pay for electricity will go up.
The Conservation Law Foundation is challenging the agreement because the law which enabled it was designed for just one company: Deepwater Wind - the firm that's developing the Block Island wind farm.
Also appealing the power purchase agreement is Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch. Monday was the deadline for appealing the wind farm power purchase agreement.