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Large onshore wind farm expected to start operating soon

November 15, 2018

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — An onshore wind farm that will have the most operational capacity in Rhode Island is expected to come online by the end of the year.

The Providence Journal reports that Green Development LLC has installed six of the seven turbines at its Johnston wind farm. The North Kingstown-based company says the $105 million facility will have a capacity of 21 megawatts. Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt offshore project is the only wind farm that generates more power in the state.

The Narragansett Bay Commission, Rhode Island Convention Center Authority and several housing authorities will all purchase power from the array.

Green Development owns 10 turbines in Coventry, but they’re 1.5 megawatt each, for a capacity of 15 megawatts. The company says it’s dedicated to creating “green jobs and green energy.”

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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