The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has issued a statement in response to Connecticut’s offshore wind announcement.
Earlier this week. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee announced that the state has selected over 250 MW of clean and renewable energy projects as part of DEEP’s recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals.
A total of 200 MW will be procured offshore from Deepwater Wind‘s Revolution Wind Project, in addition to multiple fuel cell projects and a new anaerobic digestion facility.
“Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of U.S. offshore wind announced in less than a month, there’s a golden opportunity for heavy manufacturing companies and shipbuilders to invest in American jobs, factories and infrastructure.”
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