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Orsted Wins Approval on First Connecticut Offshore Wind Contract

Dec. 20, 2018, 7:57 PM

Orsted A/S, the world’s largest offshore wind developer, will proceed with the first ocean-based project to deliver power to Connecticut after regulators approved a contract with state utilities.

Revolution Wind, a proposed 600-megawatt installation, will sell 200 megawatts of energy to Eversource Energy and United Illuminating, a unit of Avangrid Inc., under a 20-year agreement, Orsted said in a statement Dec. 19. Terms weren’t disclosed. The remaining power will go to Rhode Island.

Since North America’s first offshore wind farm opened off Rhode Island in late 2016, the industry has secured additional leases from the federal government to ...

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