CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND ON TRACK FOR OCEAN WIND GENERATION IN 2025
August 22, 2023 – New England
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued to Revolution Wind its Record of Decision (ROD) of its federal environmental review process for the offshore wind project serving Rhode Island and Connecticut. Based on the decision Revolution Wind will begin onshore construction activities in the coming weeks of 2023, with offshore construction beginning in 2024, with the project expected to be operational in 2025.
Revolution Wind – Rhode Island and Connecticut's first utility-scale offshore wind farm is creating thousands of direct, indirect, and induced jobs, as well as permanent operations and maintenance jobs across both states. Once complete, the 704-megawatt project will deliver 400 megawatts of clean, affordable offshore wind power to Rhode Island and 304 megawatts of the same to Connecticut, powering more than 350,000 homes across the two states and helping the states reach their ambitious climate goals. “This significant federal decision reflects a thorough review and assessment of the project's impacts by BOEM. Now, we may proceed with the project's construction, heading into 2024 with the goal of being commercially operational in 2025," said Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, lauding the project, stated, “The extreme weather we’ve experienced this summer underscores the growing dangers and devastating effects of global warming as well as the need for bold solutions to address the climate crisis” through projects such as the Revolution Wind facilities. 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.