Gallery: Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids


Though no offshore wind farms have been completed in the United States to date, there is certainly a lot of talk going around about the farms of the future. In addition to Google’s recent initiative to help up the east coast power grid, Deepwater Wind, a new project developer, recently received approval from the state of Massachusetts for a newly planned wind farm. Deepwater Wind has proposed a brand new, 1,000-megawatt wind farm that would link the New England power grid to New York by way of Long Island. Not only would this wind farm link two of the largest energy consuming markets in the country, but it would also have some of the largest wind turbines. The company is proposing 500-foot tall turbines that will form a 270 square mile wind farm.

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