Deepwater Wind Relocates to RI, Carcieri Sends Renewable Energy Letter to US Senate

Deepwater Wind, the company tapped to bring an offshore wind farm to Rhode Island, announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Providence, drawing praise from Governor Carcieri.

The Governor released a press statement today hailing the move as “further proof of the company's commitment to help us develop the nation's first offshore wind farm and create good paying jobs for Rhode Islanders.”

Deepwater plans to create about 800 jobs at its planned manufacturing facility in Quonset.

Deepwater is currently headquartered in New Jersey.

Meanwhile, the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, co-chaired by Carcieri, sent a letter today to the United States Senate leadership of both parties urging them to pass legislation setting a renewable energy standard nationwide.  29 governors make up the Coalition.  The letter was sent after a report last week that ranked China as the best market for renewable energy in the world.