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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?
Estimated to be fully operational in 2025

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 farm map including lease areas
  • 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
  • Estimated 1,200 direct construction jobs and dozens of permanent operations and maintenance jobs in Connecticut and Rhode Island combined
  • Thousands of other indirect or induced jobs to support our project work, 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 2033 - the most ambitious clean energy goal in the nation
  • 100 percent of Connecticut’s electricity sourced from zero carbon resources by 2040

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 more than 350,000 Connecticut and Rhode Island homes.

Hometown Revolution

Rhode Islanders are revolutionizing their economy, working hand in hand with Revolution Wind to expand the state’s offshore wind industry.

Marine boat at an offshore wind farm
Weekly Marine Briefings

Keep Mariners informed 

The ocean is a crucial resource shared by many industries. Ørsted aims to create an ecosystem in which offshore wind and fishing can both thrive.



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


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