BERLIN – Orsted and Eversouce announced the two companies have entered a joint bid to build Connecticut’s first offshore wind farm in response to the state’s request for proposals for offshore wind generation. The approximately 200 megawatt project “Constitution Wind,” would the first of its kind in the state, according to a written statement released on Monday.
Orsted, the global leader in offshore wind, has pioneered and refined its approach to developing offshore wind farms since it launched its first wind farm in 1991.
The two companies are proposing the offshore wind farm to bring clean, reliable offshore energy to Connecticut’ electric customers. Included in the proposal, the project is expected to provide:
-100,000 homes with stable-priced power
-Commit $4 million to support the state’s cornerstone programs for low income families
-Invest $600,000 in scholarships for energy focused educational programs
-Commit $500,000 to local environmental partnerships
-Provide $2 million in newly created Connecticut Economic Development Fund to spur economic growth
-Generate $1.6 million in state, local and federal taxes to supports local government.
The project would be located 65 miles off the cost of New London in federal waters.
Orsted, headquartered in Denmark, constructs and operates offshore wind farms. Eversource, which serves customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire supplies and delivers electricity and natural gas to its customers and is based in Berlin.
-Orstead & Eversource Initiative