Delmarva Power Opts for Offshore Wind Power from Bluewater Wind

by OldSailor on June 26, 2008

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Delaware coast is ideal for generating electricity from offshore wind energy. Delmarva Power wants to ensure that 20 percent of its electricity supply comes from renewable sources by the year 2019. To achieve this goal, Delmarva Power has taken a step towards tapping power from offshore wind energy.

Some of the interesting features of the project are:

  • Delmarva Power and Bluewater Wind (subsidiary of Babcock & Brown) have reached an agreement on a long term power purchase contract under which Delmarva Power would buy up to 200 megawatts of power from Bluewater Wind, an offshore wind farm.
  • Under this 25 year agreement, Bluewater Wind, would start delivering electricity to Delmarva Power from 2012.
  • $800 million wind farm, with a capacity to generate power up to 600 megawatts is to come up at 11.5 miles offshore of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
  • Babcock & Brown has 20 wind farms across nine states throughout the US with total power of about 1500 megawatts of installed capacity.
  • Bluewater Wind is also coming up with wind farms in New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

Here is how Bluewater Wind farm works ?

Here is a video clip of an offshore wind farm.

Here is the news release from Delmarva Power. Here is the news release from Bluewater Wind.

Here are some related posts on generating electricity from the seas.

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