Comment Period on Block Island Wind Farm Extended

Simulation view from Southeast Lighthouse. Photo/Cape Wind

Block Island Times: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this afternoon [November 15] that it has extended its public comment period for Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm beyond the initial 45 days.

The comment period for the application, and the reams of documentation the company submitted last month to support it, will now end Dec. 31.

The Block Island Wind Farm is a five-turbine, 30-megawatt farm planned for just off the southeast corner of the island. Undersea cables would connect the farm to a substation at the Block Island Power Company, and connect the island substation to National Grid in Narragansett. The company has said it expects the farm to be operational by 2013 or 2014.

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