The Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with a capacity of 600 MW will be located within Ørsted US Offshore Wind’s northern Massachusetts-Rhode Island lease area that is located more than 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast. The facility will interconnect into southern New England where it will deliver power to Rhode Island (400MW) and Connecticut (200MW).
In December 2018, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved Ørsted’s long-term power-purchase agreement with local utilities Eversource and United Illuminating for 200 MW of clean energy. That’s enough renewable energy to power 100,000 local homes.
Ørsted US Offshore Wind committed to investing at least $15 million in the Port of New London to allow substantial aspects of Revolution Wind to be constructed in New London. The company also plans to open a development office in New London and use a Connecticut-based boat builder to construct one for the project’s crew transfer vessels in Connecticut.
Offshore oceanographic and geophysical survey work began in 2018. Installation will start in 2022. Subject to permitting, securing power purchase agreements and final investment decision, Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.