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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


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tomok
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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!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 7:58:26 PM

good....
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RoadKing95
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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."
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:01:12 PM

And just how long before people start to complain about the "low level rumble" again??
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:02:04 AM

- Very Interesting . . . .








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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 4:19:42 AM

Ok
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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.
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:23:39 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:17:22 AM

Go for it - a great, untapped energy source
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 12:02:08 AM

ok
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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?
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:56:12 PM

ok
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:54:40 PM

Hope they are hurricane proof. Hello "SANDY".
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:53:55 PM

Hope it works out for them
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:51:53 PM

NIMBYs will go nuts!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:51:36 PM

Good luck
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:48:19 PM

ugh
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:46:31 PM

they gonna need all the luck they can get
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:44:57 PM

GOOD LUCK!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:41:55 PM

I hope this actually works.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:40:27 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:37:05 PM

Did it mention how much tax dollars to support it.
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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!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:34:07 PM

COOL!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:32:08 PM

Hopefully this will work out...
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:31:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:24:03 PM

thought Delaware was first
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:23:38 PM

good
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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]
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:08:16 PM

Just a lot of WIND.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:04:24 PM

Good, it is time to see offshore wind energy.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 11:04:15 PM

Wind energy started years ago, very slow going.
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Destroy the view and kill some migratory birds.
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:58:34 PM

CONGRATS! GOOD LUCK!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:57:20 PM

hope it works
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:57:00 PM

ALways something to whine about.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:56:42 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:56:20 PM

How much funding is our government giving to this!
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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.
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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.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:53:27 PM

The cost of energy will be greatly increased due to the high cost of construction.
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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!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:51:50 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 10:46:23 PM

Now this makes a lot of sense and I'm not much on wind. The landscape will not be affected and the wind turbines will not be seen from land.
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