America-based offshore wind company Deepwater Wind has announced plans for the Skipjack Wind Farm, a new offshore wind farm tin Maryland,USA.
The Skipjack Wind Farm will be the state’s largest renewable energy project. At more than 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City’s coastline, the 120 MW project would be located so far away that it won’t impact views from Maryland’s shore. Deepwater Wind has secured the rights to acquire the site’s federal lease, subject to regulatory approval.
Deepwater Wind has filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval of the Skipjack Wind Farm. If approved, local construction work could begin as early as 2020, with the project in operations in 2022.
Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski, said:
“We’re bringing down the cost of American offshore wind energy in a big way. Ratepayers in Maryland will benefit from energy that is both clean and affordable. The Skipjack Wind Farm is the right clean energy solution for Maryland, and we’re ready to get to work.”