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Block Island Wind Farm: The Nation’s First
Offshore Wind Farm
•Size – 30 MWs plus 22 mile transmission
system for a total $260 million capital cost ($20
million invested to date)
•Construction – 2013/2014 -- 200
construction period jobs
•Turbines – Latest Siemens 6 MW megawatt
•Cable – bidirectional cable connects wind
farm and island to mainland grid
•Robust wind resource – +9.0 m/s average
wind speed at site (30% stronger than typical
northeast onshore site)
•Power sales – 20 year power purchase
agreement for full project output with National
Grid approved by regulators
•Permitting – Located within state waters in a
site designated by the state as a “Renewable
Utility-Scale Wind Farm in RI Sound Will Create Hundreds of Jobs at Quonset:
Deepwater Wind Energy Center
Quonset Point Port Facility
Block Island Wind Farm
PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL 3
Concept Plan for Quonset as an Offshore Wind Hub
New pier Area to be dredged
Direct Jobs Created by A Utility-
Scale Offshore Wind Project
A 1,000 MW energy center creates approximately 1,000 local jobs
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