Monday, April 07, 2008

Rhode Island Issues RFP for Offshore Wind Power

Rhode Island wants to get in the offshore wind power game. According to govtech.com, Rhode Island has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for offshore wind power. The RFP is for 1.3 million gigawatt hours per year of wind energy and contemplates entering into a long term contract:
Rhode Island is developing a means to execute long-term contracts for renewable energy. This will be done either through the distribution companies, a quasi-public state power authority, or both. With either mechanism, the State of RI will use its best efforts to assure a long-term contract for energy produced by the facility.
Allan Loudell of WDEL, 1150 AM, wants to talk about Rhode Island and other developments at 5:35 [sorry, it was 5:25]

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.3 million gigawatt hours per year would be an average power output of 148 GW. Something tells me that's a misstatement ;)

6:32 PM, April 07, 2008  
Blogger Nancy Willing said...

Hey, guess what! My niece's husband, Alex, has the very first contract for wind power in RI with the town of Providence. His little start-up company won a bid for one tower last month.

8:52 PM, April 07, 2008  

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