Orsted, Eversource tout proposal, plans for New London
14 Dec 2018
When Orsted built the world's first offshore wind farm in 1991, the turbines generated less than half a megawatt of electricity and stood 115 feet tall with a 115-foot rotor diameter.
In the Orsted-Eversource joint proposal to deliver the state about 800 megawatts from an offshore wind farm in federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard, roughly 100 8-megawatt turbines could tower more than 600 feet above the water — double the height of the Statue of Liberty — with a 538-foot rotor diameter. If the state selects the proposal in its zero-carbon electricity auction, Orsted might consider an even larger, 10-megawatt turbine still in development.