The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved a power purchase plan for a wind farm off the coast of Block Island, clearing the way for more offshore wind in the U.S.
The commission has approved an agreement for National Grid, the state's largest utility, to purchase energy from the viagra mail order wind farm for 24.4 cents/kWh over 20 years. The utility has also agreed to purchase half of the power produced by the much larger Cape Wind project, at a lower rate of 18.7 cents/kWh.
The Block Island wind farm will be an eight-turbine pilot project that will include a transmission cable to connect it to the island and buy tramadol no perscription the mainland. The wind farm will provide most of the power for the island with excess power being fed to levitra brand discount the mainland grid. The island has been relying on diesel generators for electricity, which are not only dirty, but expensive. This new wind farm will greatly reduce the cost of electricity for island residents.
Construction will begin late this year and completed in 2012.
via Huffington Post
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