Deepwater Wind Pulls Application for Cable Connecting Wind Farm to Narragansett

Aug 5, 2013

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.

Deepwater Wind had been planning to run a cable connecting its Block Island offshore wind farm to Narragansett's Town Beach.
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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.

In a statement, Grybowski said Deepwater is exploring alternative locations for the cable, and while Town Beach was a good option it was never the only one.

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