Ørsted and Eversource, constructors/operators of Rhode Island’s current wind generating farm, announced they have submitted a joint proposal in response to the state’s offshore wind development solicitation which would lead to development of a reliable renewable power for
more than 500,000 Rhode Island homes through a proposed 884-megawatt Revolution Wind 2 wind generator project. They claim it represents more than $2 billion in potential direct economic benefits to Rhode Island’s blue and green economies, such as the creation of hundreds
of local jobs and investments in port improvements and shipbuilding. They note the added benefit of wind farm development as advancing environmental justice and developing career opportunities for historically marginalized Rhode Islanders. They further note
that Rhode Island has a 100-percent clean energy goal by 2033 to aid in arresting climate change. The carbon emissions savings claimed that will be achieved by Revolution Wind 2 would be the equivalent of taking more than 265,000 cars off New England roads. At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we will continue to update you on the status of where and when these excellent construction and maritime job opportunities in the wind energy development field will occur. We will be there for the needs of labor if disaster strikes you and your family.