Off-Shore Wind Farm Moves Ahead; Critics Still Objecting
As waves crashed ashore on this
Construction of five wind turbines – much like this one in
Mark Curtis Q: “Some of the Commissioners did ask questions about final financing today. Can you put those concerns to rest?
“Yeah, of course. Our financing is secure. We’re ready to build and we actually are in construction, so we are full steam ahead, and this summer the activity begins,” said Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind.
Deepwater Wind and National Grid also told the Public Utilities Commission, all environmental issues have been addressed.
ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis said, “This wind farm is on the fast track. Construction is already underway and it should be generating power off of
But critics are angry the turbine assembly is not being done at Quonset Point; it’s being done elsewhere.
Others say the project will discourage tourism, with five, 6oo-foot turbine towers.
“I think it’s going to completely destroy what it’s like to be on
Despite critics, Deepwater Wind says it’s full speed ahead.