Atlantic Wind Connection:
The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project is led by well-established independent transmission company Trans-Elect with Atlantic Grid Development as the project developer and Google, Bregal Energy, Marubeni Corporation and Elia as sponsors.
Cape Wind to be located on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. Miles from the nearest shore, 130 wind turbines will gracefully harness the wind to produce up to 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. In average winds, Cape Wind will provide three quarters of the Cape and Islands electricity needs.
Block Island Wind Farm
A 30 megawatt (nameplate) demonstration-scale offshore wind farm approximately three miles southeast of Block Island consisting of 5 turbines. The wind farm is located entirely in Rhode Island state waters. The wind farm will generate over 125,000 megawatt hours annually, supplying the majority of Block Island’s electricity needs. Excess power will be exported to the mainland via the bi-directional Block Island Transmission System. Deepwater Wind plans to begin construction as early as 2015.
Atlantic City Wind Farm
The project will consist of 5 – 25 MW turbines to be installed off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey in state waters 2.8 miles offshore in 2013. The Atlantic City wind farm project is expected to be operational in 2014. The project was also a recipient of one of the Department of Energy offshore wind grants awarded in early 2014. Fishermen’s goal is to turn Atlantic coastal waters into an unmatched source of clean energy, while maintaining a vibrant commercial fishing industry.
Icebreaker will consist of nine Siemens 3.0 MW direct drive turbines (27 MW) located 7 miles northwest of Cleveland in areas identified as “favorable” by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The project is designed to be a catalyst to building an industry in Ohio by capturing first-mover advantages associated with job creation and economic development.
Aqua Ventus I
A 12 MW demonstration wind park using the VolturnUS floating platform technology developed at the UMaine Composites Center over the last several years. This project builds on the success of the DeepCwind Consortium Research Program, spearheaded by UMaine Composites Center and its industry partners, and funded by DOE, National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Innovation, and the Maine Technology Institute, among others. A 1:8-scale VolturnUS floating platform was deployed by UMaine researchers in spring 2013 at the UMaine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site near Monhegan Island, Maine.
WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project
30MW floating offshore wind farm planned to be located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 15 miles due west of the Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay. Project partners include Siemens Wind Power, Houston Offshore Engineering, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, MacArtney Underwater Technology, RPS Evan Hamilton, Herrera Environmental, Forristall Ocean Engineering, the American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas. The project was a recipient of one of the Department of Energy offshore wind grants awarded in early 2014.
The Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP), is a research and development project supporting offshore wind generation. VOWTAP consists of a grid-connected, 12-megawatt offshore wind facility consisting of two Alstom 6-megawatt turbines mounted on innovative foundations to be located approximately 27 miles (~24 nautical miles) off the coast of Virginia. The project was a recipient of one of the Department of Energy offshore wind grants awarded in early 2014.