RIPR News
5:42 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Offshore wind company moves to RI

Providence, R.I. – Governor Don Carcieri supports Deepwater Wind's head quarters relocation to Rhode Island.


Deepwater Wind, formerly based in New Jersey, hopes to develop the nation's first off shore wind farm.


The move will also create jobs for Rhode Islanders, with about 800 new jobs with the creation of a manufacturing facility in Quanset.


One of newly hired executives for Deepwater Wind is Jeffery Grybowski, a Providence attorney and former chief of staff for Governor Carcieri. The company's presence in Rhode Island also merits a $22.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Carcieri says he hopes Deepwater Wind can give Rhode Island a jump start into the alternative energy market.