Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    7:06 PM

GasBuddy News Article

29
votes
Rhode Island company wins first offshore wind auction

SouthCoast Today -- With a $3.8 million bid, Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind New England won the nation's first offshore wind energy auction Wednesday. The company's bid gives it the rights to develop both halves of an offshore wind energy area located south of and straddling Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management had split the 164,750-acre area, roughly 2½ times the size of Nantucket, into two portions for development. Deepwater Wind beat out two other developers, Sea Breeze Energy LLC and US Wind Inc, to purchase the entire area after 11 rounds of bidding.

"This is an enormous step forward for the industry. This is the best site for offshore wind in the United States, bar none," Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski said in a statement.

Deepwater Wind intends to place up


Read the Full Article

Submitted Aug 01, 2013 By: aservant
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Rhode Island company wins first offshore wind auction Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:41,648
Points:2,781,260
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 10:24:25 PM

Rhode Island company wins first offshore wind auction. Take a chance and see if it was worth it to spend that much money to produce renewable wind turbine energy. The area has enough wind to produce power and the wind is usually always moving one way or another, now lets see if it was worth the effort. There will be extra maintenance needed for the area it is in, that can reduce future profits. More successful renewable energy farms, less fossil fuel electrical generating plants.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Profile Pic
zibek
All-Star Author British Columbia

Posts:515
Points:293,885
Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 7:58:26 PM

good....
Profile Pic
RoadKing95
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:23,392
Points:4,038,990
Joined:May 2003
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 4:14:30 PM

Some interesting reading in these links.

Block island simulations

"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
Profile Pic
tclbbs
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:1,874
Points:1,496,775
Joined:Jan 2002
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:01:12 PM

And just how long before people start to complain about the "low level rumble" again??
Profile Pic
RogerB
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:20,359
Points:3,055,770
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:02:04 AM

- Very Interesting . . . .








Profile Pic
arinkrat17
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:8,280
Points:1,762,855
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 4:19:42 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:4,427
Points:963,040
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 1:52:21 AM

Honestly, I'm old-school and would rather read news articles about fossil fuels than alternative energy.
Profile Pic
Bezalel
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:14,196
Points:2,724,500
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:35:28 AM

After it is built, it will be found to interfere with the breeding of sharks, or worse yet, barnacles.
Profile Pic
Jb4588
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:1,490
Points:430,000
Joined:Apr 2013
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:23:39 AM

Ok
Profile Pic
AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:10,290
Points:2,666,355
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:17:22 AM

Go for it - a great, untapped energy source
Profile Pic
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:7,576
Points:1,945,020
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:05:48 AM

Hoho. Didja hear'bout the drunk sailor throwing rocks at birds? Didn't leave a tern unstoned.
Profile Pic
bolobill
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:18,061
Points:3,605,175
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:02:08 AM

ok
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:13,247
Points:2,204,345
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:57:39 PM

Okay, how many offshore birds are going to be slaughtered?

If a bird falls by the blade of a turbine miles offshore, does it leave a red spot?
Profile Pic
MilestoneMotors
All-Star Author Allentown

Posts:877
Points:675,085
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:56:12 PM

ok
Profile Pic
arinkrat17
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:8,280
Points:1,762,855
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:54:55 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
billwho
Champion Author El Paso

Posts:2,270
Points:650,025
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:54:40 PM

Hope they are hurricane proof. Hello "SANDY".
Profile Pic
arinkrat17
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:8,280
Points:1,762,855
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:54:12 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
Prodaddy
Champion Author Houston

Posts:10,411
Points:2,322,720
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:53:55 PM

Hope it works out for them
Profile Pic
N4PIP
Champion Author Miami

Posts:2,248
Points:831,325
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:52:17 PM

Let's hope the project is successful. It could be a win-win for everyone if the fossil fuel dinosaurs will not interfere.
Profile Pic
FlyNFool
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:10,226
Points:2,115,945
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:51:53 PM

NIMBYs will go nuts!
Profile Pic
jerej829
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:4,664
Points:1,115,560
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:51:36 PM

Good luck
Profile Pic
bojiway1
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:4,056
Points:903,790
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:48:19 PM

ugh
Profile Pic
TxPDawg
Champion Author Austin

Posts:1,302
Points:740,945
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:46:31 PM

they gonna need all the luck they can get
Profile Pic
STLCARDSNATION
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,830
Points:385,085
Joined:Jul 2013
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:44:57 PM

GOOD LUCK!
Profile Pic
Spankster85
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:3,355
Points:770,660
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:41:55 PM

I hope this actually works.
Profile Pic
paulp24
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:6,425
Points:1,247,690
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:40:27 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:3,706
Points:845,150
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:37:05 PM

Did it mention how much tax dollars to support it.
Profile Pic
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:9,171
Points:1,948,650
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:36:02 PM

As long as there wind! should put them in Washington DC, A lot of hot air wind Bag's there!
Profile Pic
DragonLady76
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,203
Points:594,380
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:34:07 PM

COOL!
Profile Pic
sydb7
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,015
Points:2,291,125
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:32:08 PM

Hopefully this will work out...
Profile Pic
darkknight1
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:6,405
Points:1,331,010
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:31:41 PM

ok
Profile Pic
vangobrown
Veteran Author Wilmington

Posts:306
Points:634,390
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:24:03 PM

thought Delaware was first
Profile Pic
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:2,948
Points:3,346,440
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:23:38 PM

good
Profile Pic
rocky23hy
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:2,951
Points:2,027,100
Joined:Sep 2003
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:18:22 PM

Wind is incapable of supplying reliable or economical power. Also, to cover the total loss of power when the wind drops or blows too hard, every wind farm needs a conventional back-up power station (commonly diesel or gas-fired) with capacity at least twice the design capacity of the wind farm to even out the sudden fluctuations in the electricity grid.

[Edited by: rocky23hy at 8/1/2013 11:22:28 PM EST]
Profile Pic
NO_SWEAT
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:6,263
Points:1,488,870
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:08:16 PM

Just a lot of WIND.
Profile Pic
Lukus
Champion Author Halifax

Posts:10,231
Points:2,092,995
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:04:24 PM

Good, it is time to see offshore wind energy.
Profile Pic
MDTDriver
Champion Author California

Posts:11,617
Points:2,580,450
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:04:15 PM

Wind energy started years ago, very slow going.
Profile Pic
DEG
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:19,621
Points:3,915,130
Joined:Jul 2003
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:03:10 PM

Destroy the view and kill some migratory birds.
Profile Pic
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,149
Points:2,902,975
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:01:51 PM

It should be interesting how this plays out considering some lack of interest in wind development from some corners of the area.
Profile Pic
Blue48
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:9,387
Points:2,073,345
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:58:34 PM

CONGRATS! GOOD LUCK!
Profile Pic
cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:6,420
Points:2,253,440
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:57:20 PM

hope it works
Profile Pic
Carol7777
Champion Author Houston

Posts:89,249
Points:583,495
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:57:06 PM

I hope this offshore wind turbine project works well & solves some on the problems with the land-based turbines.
Profile Pic
pepinoNC
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:4,261
Points:1,091,870
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:57:00 PM

ALways something to whine about.
Profile Pic
snapper06
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:2,884
Points:336,510
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:56:42 PM

Interesting
Profile Pic
methaneman
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:4,212
Points:1,647,510
Joined:May 2002
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:56:20 PM

How much funding is our government giving to this!
Profile Pic
Guapo29
All-Star Author Michigan

Posts:813
Points:100,610
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:55:20 PM

I seems as though I heard ocean breezes continue more at night than land breezes do.
Profile Pic
HedTurnr
All-Star Author Oakland

Posts:830
Points:189,500
Joined:Apr 2013
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:53:49 PM

It is so senseless to put these offshore. There is reason they can't be onshore and placed in known windy areas.
Profile Pic
ESCORT6768
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:2,075
Points:812,920
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:53:27 PM

The cost of energy will be greatly increased due to the high cost of construction.
Profile Pic
altima2008
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:10,254
Points:2,173,400
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:51:55 PM

Hope nobama and his cronnies don't try and step in and screw this project up!
Profile Pic
Hop1LA
Champion Author Baton Rouge

Posts:5,347
Points:1,606,050
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:51:50 PM

Okay.
Post a reply Back to Topics