About Revolution Wind

Project at a glance


What it is?

704 MWs of clean, affordable offshore wind power - providing 304 MW to Connecticut and 400 MW to Rhode Island

Who's behind it?
50/50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource

When is it happening?
Fully operational by 2023

Where is it?
Approximately 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast, 32 miles southeast of the Connecticut coast and 12 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard

Why do it?
Provides Connecticut and Rhode Island residents 100% renewable energy to help conserve the New England environment

  • Revolution Wind location
  • Other Ørsted and Eversource lease areas
Benefits to the communities

Local investment

Ørsted and Eversource have made the following financial commitments within the local communities:

  • $77.5 million of a $157 public-private partnership with the State of Connecticut and Connecticut Port Authority to re-develop New London State Pier into a heavy-lift cargo and deep-water port
  • $40 million in improvements to Rhode Island’s port infrastructure

 

Jobs and workforce development

In addition to increasing economic activity along the waterfront areas and boosting local businesses, the Revolution Wind project will have a significant workforce impact:

  • Approximately 460 construction jobs for the redevelopment of State Pier
  • Supply chain and workforce development for the growing offshore wind industry in Connecticut and Rhode Island 
  • Hundreds of direct construction jobs and dozens of permanent operations and maintenance jobs in Connecticut and Rhode Island combined
  • Hundreds of indirect jobs through our investments in the local economy and partnerships with area suppliers

 

Cost-effective, renewable energy

Revolution Wind will help both Connecticut and Rhode Island meet their ambitious clean energy goals in an affordable way.

  • 100 percent renewables in Rhode Island by 2030 - the most ambitious clean energy goal in the nation
  • 100 percent of Connecticut’s electricity sourced from zero carbon resources by 2040
  • Customers in both states will save millions of dollars in energy costs over the life of the 20-year contracts.

When energy usage is highest, the wind farm will complement existing energy sources to help ensure the area has enough power during peak hours. When energy needs are lower, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power approximately 350,000 Connecticut and Rhode Island homes.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP

Together, Ørsted and Eversource will deliver clean, reliable energy to the Northeast through offshore wind.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

02.11.2020 01:30

Governor Lamont Announces Final Harbor Development Agreement for New London State Pier
$157 million public-private partnership will jump-start economic growth, create jobs, and expand the use of carbon-free energy sources

 

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