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Rhode Island moving forward with 600MW offshore wind solicitation

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Rhode Island has issued a 600MW offshore wind solicitation for the state.

The move forms part of Governor Gina Raimondo’s plan to meet 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy resources by 2030.

The solicitation will be developed by National Grid, with oversight by the state Office of Energy Resources, and is subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission.

Orsted and Eversource Energy’s JV Revolution Wind has already been selected to provide 400MW in Rhode Island’s first offshore wind solicitation.

Governor Raimondo said: “In the face of global climate change, Rhode Island must drive toward a cleaner, more affordable and reliable clean energy future. In January, I set a nation-leading goal for Rhode Island to meet 100% of its electricity demand with renewables by 2030. Offshore wind will help us achieve that bold, but achievable goal, while creating jobs and cementing our status as a major hub in the nation’s burgeoning offshore wind industry.”

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