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Deepwater Wind plans 144 MW offshore wind, storage project

US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans for a “utility-scale” offshore wind and energy storage project offshore Massachusetts.

Revolution Wind would be a 144 MW wind farm paired with a 40 MW hour battery storage system provided by Tesla. Deepwater Wind has also proposed alternative bids for a larger 288 MW version of Revolution Wind and a smaller 96 MW version.

“Revolution Wind will be the largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the world,” said Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski. “People may be surprised by just how affordable and reliable this clean energy combo will be. Offshore wind is mainstream and it is coming to the US in a big way.”

The Revolution Wind proposal was made in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ request for proposals for new sources of clean energy in Section 83D of the Act to Promote Energy Diversity, the firm says. Using energy storage will help meet power needs during peak times in the grid.

Deepwater Wind says the 144 MW Revolution Wind project could be built in a single construction season, and developed more cost-effectively, and with considerably less risk, than a larger project.

Deepwater Wind will build Revolution Wind in the company’s federal lease site off the coast of Massachusetts, 30mi from the mainland and about 12mi south of Martha’s Vineyard.

Read full article at Offshore Engineer