Cape Wind Secures Power Interconnection

Good news for the future of the first proposed offshore wind power project in the US: The manager of the New England electric grid, the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE), has approved, with conditions, Cape Wind’s plan to interconnect the proposed offshore wind farm with the electric transmission system in New England.

“After more than three years of rigorous analysis and study, the New England Power Pool Reliability Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the connection of Cape Wind’s electric transmission line to the grid,” said Cape Wind President Jim Gordon. “This represents another major milestone in Cape Wind’s efforts to deliver clean and affordable renewable energy to citizens of Massachusetts.” The formal notification came down on October 6, 2005. Cape Wind is continuing to undergo a permitting review by 17 federal and state agencies that began in November 2001. At peak output Cape Wind’s 420 MW offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal would provide three-quarters of the electricity used on Cape Cod.

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