BOSTON -- Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract in which Siemens will supply Cape Wind its industry-leading 3.6 megawatt offshore wind turbines, an offshore Electric Service Platform, and a service agreement for the first 15 years of commercial operations.
Cape Wind Articles
George Bachrach, President of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, makes the case for Cape Wind in his Op Ed in Cape Cod Today.
New York Times article describes the opposition of coal and petroleum coke billionaire Bill Koch to Cape Wind, and Cape Wind's determination to move forward.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
According to an article in the State House News Service, Independent System Operator New England Vice President of System Planning Stephen Rourke compared the value to the electric grid of Cape Wind connecting into Cape Cod with power projects located in northern New England:
At the culmination of the 70-mile Energy Exodus march from coal to Cape Wind, Better Future Project and 350.org Massachusetts held a rally and concert in support of Cape Wind.
...The training center, which pushes through around 2,500 people a year, is fully booked these days because Siemens is staffing up as it fills orders for building and operating offshore and onshore wind farms. The center, which now has eight trainers, plans to add an additional one this year and next year.
“We have to keep hiring,” said Ralph Knödler, a trainer, because the wind business is getting “bigger and bigger.”
At Interior, Jewell is gearing up to make expanding offshore wind energy a hallmark of her tenure in the same way her predecessor, Ken Salazar, made federal leasing of solar projects a top priority.
The bi-partisan Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to make a "national investment" in offshore wind "through adequate and stable financial and tax incentives" to "position us as leaders in an emerging global industry".
Prime minister David Cameron has today cut the ribbon on the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm, in a move that serves to underline Number 10's support for the UK's burgeoning wind energy sector.
The 175 turbine project located in the Thames Estuary, owned by DONG Energy, Masdar and E.On, boasts 630MW of capacity, making it comfortably the largest offshore wind farm in the world.