RI Company Proposes Wind Farm off Montauk

27East.com: A Rhode Island company is trying to drum up support on Long Island for a multibillion-dollar wind energy project to install up to 200 wind turbines in deep waters offshore from Montauk.


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Deepwater Wind wants to construct the Deepwater Wind Energy Center—a 900 megawatt generating wind turbine farm that would be located 30 miles east of Montauk and about 20 miles south of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island mainland, according to the company officials. The point of locating turbines offshore is to minimize the visual effects of the structures, company officials said last week, adding that the proposed turbines would be over the horizon and either mostly or completely out of sight of land.

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