FAQs: Cape Wind Timetable

Question: How long will the turbines last?

Answer: Cape Wind has received a commercial lease to operate for 25 years from the U.S. Department of Interior which is consistent with the rated life of offshore wind turbines.

Question: When do you plan on beginning construction?

Answer: Cape Wind is currently in its financing phase, construction will begin shortly after financing is concluded.

Question: What happens after 25 years of operation?

Answer: The project will be decommissioned. The U.S. Department of Interior's Lease to Cape Wind stipulates requirements that Cape Wind ongoingly provide funds to a decommissioning financial instrument that will pay for the costs of removing the project at the end of its economic useful life.