Congratulations, Cape Wind!
The project received the first ever construction and operation plan (COP) approval for an offshore wind farm. Construction could begin sometime this year, WindPower Monthly reports.
One step closer! But there are still several lawsuits and appeals that remain, and only half of the project capacity has been purchased from National Grid. A second buyer is still needed or this could be a serious financial hurdle for Cape Wind.
The project is expected to project 130 3.6MW wind turbines with a nameplate capacity of approximately 468MW. Nameplate capacity refers to the intended technical full-load sustained output of a single facility.
For more information about the COP approval, click here.