UPDATE - RHODE ISLAND WIND PROJECT - July 18, 2023
Ørsted and Eversource’s Revolution Wind project off the coast of Rhode Island is on track to become the fourth commercial-scale offshore wind project on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to be approved by the Biden administration.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental analysis of the project, which the agency estimates could power more than 300,000 homes with clean renewable energy.
“BOEM used the feedback we received from tribal nations, industry, ocean users, communities, and stakeholders to help inform our decisions throughout the environmental review process and ensure that we are addressing potential impacts,” said BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein. “This milestone represents another important step forward in building a new clean energy economy here in the United States.”
Revolution Wind, LLC proposes to construct an offshore wind energy project of up to 100 wind turbines, capable of generating up to 880 megawatts, located approximately 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island.
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 you or your loved one is injured, which can be disastrous to your family.